2021-22 Ski Season Progress Report as of December 1, 2022

Late October 2022 saw widespread moderate snowfall through much of the West. Some of this snowpack persisted in Utah and the Tetons as the first third of November was very snowy there as well as California. It was then mostly dry to Thanksgiving, so only Utah and the Tetons include October snowfall in the tables below. The earlier storms opened the majority of terrain at Grand Targhee, Mammoth and all 4 of Utah's Cottonwood Canyon areas on 4 foot bases. Widespread snow across the Northwest and Northern Rockies this week should open much more terrain at many areas.

California: It snowed up to a foot during the first week of November, then 2+ feet at Tahoe and 4 feet at Mammoth Nov. 7-9. The current storm is expected to drop 2-4 feet at Tahoe and 1.5-3 feet at Mammoth. See Current California Ski Conditions for more details on Southern California and Mammoth.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Palisades 8,000

52

114%

15%

Alpine Meadows

42

106%

12%

Mt. Rose

42

124%

31%

Heavenly

36

77%

15%

Mammoth

60

139%

76%

Southern Cal

8

88%

0-36%

Arizona Snowbowl

18

66%

13%

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 showed a considerable base Nov. 10, but opened 9% at Thanksgiving with no more new snow. After Thanksgiving it has snowed 4 feet in Washington and 3 feet in Oregon with more on the way.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Whistler

46

59%

10%

Stevens Pass

63

86%

Dec. 2

Crystal Mt.

86

135%

36%

Mt. Hood

94

134%

9%

Mt. Bachelor

66

108%

18%

Canadian Rockies and Interior B.C.: Late October and early November snowfall was above average but it was mostly dry for the next 3 weeks. 1-2 feet have fallen this week, and the Okanagan region has the most open terrain. Silver Star is 41% open and Sun Peaks 49%.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Big White

79

136%

46%

Lake Louise

30

80%

20%

Sunshine

53

109%

44%

Revelstoke

46

62%

Dec. 3

Kicking Horse

43

85%

Dec. 9

Red Mt.

57

139%

Dec. 10

Fernie

76

133%

Dec. 3

Castle Mt.

62

140%

Dec. 2

U. S. Northern Rockies: Late October/early November snowfall was 4-6 feet in the Tetons and 2-3 feet elsewhere. There has been 2-3 feet this week so far over most of the region. Jackson will open its tram Dec. 3.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Grand Targhee

115

145%

94%

Jackson Hole

83

139%

18%

Schweitzer

65

148%

7%

Lookout Pass

77

112%

47%

Brundage

56

122%

6%

Utah: Late October/early November snowfall of 8 feet in the Cottonwoods and 4-5 feet elsewhere kicked off an excellent early season. There has been 1-2 feet so far this week.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Alta

123

156%

80%

Snowbird SNOTEL

122

173%

70%

Brighton/Solitude

109

153%

84%

Park City (mid estimate)

78

177%

34%

Snowbasin

71

147%

73%

Brian Head

57

133%

59%

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, with about 2 feet over the rest of the month. Up to a foot is expected over the next few days.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

A-Basin

36

83%

4%

Beaver Creek

44

80%

9%

Breckenridge

47

101%

15%

Copper Mt.

44

93%

17%

Keystone

34

85%

13%

Loveland

46

86%

8%

Steamboat

61.5

99%

25%

Vail

51

86%

30%

Winter Park

53

90%

20%

Southern and Western Colorado: Early November snowfall was almost 3 feet at Wolf Creek and about half that elsewhere. 1-2 feet fell over the rest of the month. Wolf Creek is 90% open but on a base of 25-26 inches.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Gothic Snow Lab

19.5

37%

N/A

Monarch

26

61%

Closed

Telluride

28

66%

4%

Purgatory

23

58%

5%

Wolf Creek

69

117%

90%

Northeast: Warm weather and rain prevented any areas from opening for the first half of November. There has since been intermittent cold weather for snowmaking but storms have been more rain than snow. Percents open: Okemo 18%, Hunter 21%, Sunday River 115%, Sugarloaf 12%, Tremblant 14%.

Area

Season Snow

Pct. of Normal

Pct. of Area Open

Jay Peak (mid estimate)

22

45%

4%

Stowe

17

59%

13%

Sugarbush

11

34%

8%

Killington

11

37%

10%

Stratton

7

30%

17%

Whiteface

10

59%

11%

Cannon

3

20%

Dec. 3

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