Late October 2022 saw widespread moderate snowfall through much of the West. Some of this snowpack may persist as the first third of November has been very snowy in some regions, notably in California and Utah. The next week+ is expected dry but still cold for good snowmaking.
California: It snowed up to a foot during the first week of November, then 2+ feet at Tahoe and 4 feet at Mammoth in the recent storm.
Snowfall, base depth, percent open 11/12 or opening date if known: Palisades 8,000 (47, 32, Nov. 22), Alpine (38, 32), Northstar (32, 18, 4%),
Mt. Rose (33, 15, 12%), Heavenly (33, 31, 3%), Kirkwood (42, 20, 20%). Mammoth has a 40 inch base on 60 inches snowfall, 63% open for this weekend
with by far the most open terrain in North America. See Current California Ski Conditions for more details on Southern
California and Mammoth.
Pacific Northwest: There were three storms in late October but the last one was all rain. Early November storms
started as rain but ended as snow. The Whistler alpine cams show a considerable base. Snowfall and base depths: Crystal (39, 29),
Hood Meadows (28, 22), Mt. Bachelor (33, 16).
Canadian Rockies and Interior B.C.: Late October and early November snowfall has been above average. Lake Louise and Sunshine
opened Nov. 3-4. Snowfall and base depths in inches: Revelstoke (52, 22), Kicking Horse (50, 27), Lake Louise (34, 17, 13%),
Sunshine (68, 28, 26%), Castle Mt. (48, 35), Fernie (63, 33, Dec. 3), Red Mt (40, 28).
U. S. Northern Rockies: Early November snowfall was 3 feet in the Tetons and 2 feet elsewhere. Snowfall and base depths:
Grand Targhee (65, 41), Jackson (50, 34), Schweitzer (37, ?), Brundage (39, 23), Lookout (44, 11).
Utah: Early November snowfall of 5 feet in the Cottonwoods and 3-4 feet elsewhere promises an excellent early season.
Snowfall, base depth, percent open or opening date if known: Alta (97, 60, Nov. 18), Snowbird (89, 67, Nov. 18), Brighton/Solitude (92, 59, 20%),
Snowbasin (51, 32, Nov. 25), Park City (65, 52, Nov. 18), Brian Head (57, 43, 15%).
Northern and Central Colorado: Snowmaking openings were A-Basin Oct. 23, Keystone Oct. 28 and Winter Park Oct. 31. Early November
snowfall averaged 1.5 feet. Snowfall, base depth, percent open or opening date if known: A-Basin (33, 19, 2%), Breckenridge (40, 18, 1%),
Keystone (28, 18, 5%), Loveland (21, 18, 3), Winter Park (30, 18, 4%). Reported base depths of 18 inches signal high dependence
Southern and Western Colorado: Early November snowfall was almost 3 feet at Wolf Creek and about half that elsewhere. Snowfall
and base depths: Gothic Snow Lab (26, 7), Monarch (22, ?). Wolf Creek has a 28 inch base on 44 inches snowfall and is 90% open.
Northeast: No one has reported snow or opened yet in New England or eastern Canada. There were a couple of nights of snownaking
this week but rain is expected over the next few days.
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