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SNOW IN USA & CANADA - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Monday January 7, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

Whistler wins the snow game by a long way in North America with a beautiful 6.25m bounty - now a storm's arrived for the rest.

2019 couldn't be looking better.

A big storm sweeping through North America has brought 1m to many ski resorts.

And it's not over...

To start the morning off right, here's a Tuesday 9th Jan pick from a skier sending it in my all time best resort, Red Mountain BC.

From storm to bluebird:

Red MountainRed Mountain - storm to bluebird

Red MountainRed Mountain - storm to bluebird

Unfortunately at lower altitude areas have been hit in a bad way due to these storms;

California with mudslides (in areas scorched by wildfire), road closes and power outages.

The ski season so far:

Banff in Canada has had real good dumpings, but then again it always does.

Sunshine Village in Banff has had a cumulative 375cm: 55cm has been in the last week.

Lake Louise records 1m since 2019 rang in with a total just shy of 4m.

There were early season big dumps in the USA along with intermittent revisits in unsurprising places, like Jackson Hole, WY. and Breckenridge, CO.

Breck has totalled 4.5m so far, and Jackson rides a wee bit thicker with 4.75m.

Whistler has by a long way had it best.

133 cm in last 7 days and currently this season there's been a total snofall of 6.24 metres.

Serious stuff.



Southwest Colorado has reported more snow by 1st January in the San Juan mountains than in the whole of last season.

Though this shouldn't set the bar, due to a dry, less-than-impressive season during 2017/18 (all over...).

All Colorado's biggies - Loveland, Winter Park, A Basin, Crested Butte, Aspen, Vail - have all seen betwen 10cm-20cm in the past 24 hours.

But more is in the forecast, 30cm in places through the early week in CO.

It's certainly started to get real good in California.

More than a metre is expected to fall during this storm in the Sierra Nevada range.

Though, it's probably best to wait 'til the storms passes as it's heavy snow, gusty winds and likely low visibility to be up in the hills.

Squaw Valley reports 74cm in 24 hours (as of Monday 7th Jan), and 1.2m in the two-day storm, so far.

Squaw CASquaw snow control

Mammoth Mountain has received 1.4m up top over the several-day-storm but it's lead to lift closures due to clearing and wind.

Northstar took 66cm in 24 hours.

Heavenly has 30cm and June Mountain 66cm, but closed.

It's a system that pushed into the west coast yesterday has been bringing the snow to the western side .

This same system will slide coast-to-coast across the entire country bringing heavy snow to the upper Midwest and northeast over six days.

NorthstarNorthstar snow clearing after the 66cm in a day

Killington, a main resort of the East Coast, has recorded total snowfall of 2.2m - not bad for mountains in the East.

Killington boasts good views, 4th JanKillington boasts good views, 4th Jan

Early in the season when winter looked promising for keen skiers and snowboarders, due to early snow sessions, we reported here:
We're always keeping an eye over in the US and Canada.

Check back soon.

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