FORECAST UPDATE 11/9/20: Resorts are opening with as much as 3ft in some areas.
Check out which resorts are going into the 2020-21 ski season with the most snow.
So far, Utah is the clear winner as it concerns round #1 of the two week storm cycle we’re hoping to see. Areas of the upper Wasatch, including Alta and Snowbird saw over 3 feet of snow in spots, with most base areas averaging well over a foot.
But the snow is not just limited to Utah. Colorado, especially the southwest portion of the state, is seeing heavy accumulations and places like Telluride are currently under a Winter Storm Warning. Expect that precipiation to move into the central and northern mountains later today with snowfall intensity picking up this evening across the majority of ski resorts in the state.
In California, residents of the Sierra were greeted with some much needed precipitation as wildfires have ravaged the state this summer with over 3 million acres affected by the fires. Mammoth, Squaw, and Heavenly all saw significant accumulation. They should remain dry for the majority of the week before snow returns to Tahoe and the surrounding mountains on Thursday.
The Northern Rockies will also see snowfall this week and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is reporting 4″ of fresh at their mid-mountain snow plot. Grand Targhee seems to have gotten a bit more with somewhere between 6-8″ sitting on their snow stake. Further north, Sun Valley in Idaho and Big Sky in Montana both seem to have landed in the 1-4″ range.