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STORM COMING TO THE USA - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Sunday January 28, 2018 - Email this article to a friend

Finally... Snow is expected so now, with our fingers still crossed, we might see the season really get going. It has been a poor one so far. NEW & UPDATED


On Saturday it was recorded that over 3.8m of snow fell over nine days in Mount Baker in Washington.

Insane, right?

An atmospheric river from the Hawaiian islands has pumped a steady flow of moisture into the Northwest. 
This storm brought 0.6m to Whistler last weekend but wind speeds of up to 150km/hr put pause on operations on the mountain.

But now it's not such good news.

Back to Mount Baker, heavy rain after a rise in temperature has fallen on top of this pile up, which means a big danger of avalanches.

It was closed Sunday and today.

Mount Hood in Oregon has similar news and avalanche warnings.

Drizzle today followed by it cooling down hopes to mean snow Monday through Wednesday.

Whistler has warmed right up - it's -2℃ at Peak but 26cm of new snow fell overnight on Sunday, 45cm in the last 24h.

British Columbia's Red Mountain just over the border from Washington has been serving up the snow.

It's more protected, further from the coast than Whistler, it's lower with temps below freezing with consistent snow showers.

It's where I'd pick right now...

Red Mountain Resort's Facebook photoRed's rad skiing

Whistler Blackcomb Whistler fun


It's been a slow start to the season, snow speaking, in the USA.

But it seems like the wind is changing and good stuff, white stuff, is to come.

Oregon this past week has benefitted from a fresh storm that brought snow to the ski resorts.

Colder weather is expected this coming week with a heavy fall of snow on Monday night helping resorts of Mount Bachelor and Timberline.

Skiing in Mount Bachelor in Oregon last weekSkiing in Mount Bachelor in Oregon last week

Mt Hood SkibowlFresh powder & night skiing at Oregon's Mt Hood Skibowl

Cold air is blowing through the northeast of America.

Good news for skiing in Vermont!

In Stowe temperatures early this week are likely to drop to -14°C along with some snow showers.

Cold enough for the snow guns at Vermont's KillingtonCold enough for the snow guns at Vermont's Killington

Utah and its collection of popular resorts will be pretty dry this week, and neither is it the time for Colorado's big ones, such as Aspen and Vail.

Jackson Hole is keeping up with its rep - the snow is falling but it's steady - a few centimetres today, more on Tuesday.

Check out the bucket list couloir drop in:

Jackson HoleCorbets Couloir in Jackson Hole looking prime

Come on back to us tomorrow.

We'll be keeping a close eye...

Until tomorrow...Until tomorrow...

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