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Holiday Weekend Storms Deliver Huge Snow

SquawValleyAlpineMeadows_credit-Ben-Arnst_tw Nearly 3 feet of fresh powder at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows buried skiers on the trails (SquawAlpine/Twitter) 

A powerful winter storm hit the western U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday, delivering huge snow totals from California to the northeast. While the storm caused trouble during the busy holiday travel days, the snow made skiers and riders very thankful.

 

Some of the highest snowstorm reports came out of the southwest and Rockies, where multiple feet of snow covered the peaks of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. But, this storm was an added bonus to an already busy stretch of weather over the last week.

The snow reports are huge! Ski areas are reporting multi-day snow totals of 2-5+ feet in many areas. Here are the snow reports as of Sunday morning, December 1 – keep in mind, it’s still snowing in California’s central and northern Sierra Nevada range as yet another storm plows through. 

Snow reports as of December 1 (period of the report)

Southwest 

Arizona Snowbowl 56” (5 day total)

Snow Valley 48-60” (4 days)

Northstar 45” (storm total)

Bear Valley Mountain Resort 43” (storm total)

Mt Rose Ski Tahoe 35-42" (4 days)

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows 35” (4 days)

Mammoth 28” (3 days)

Kirkwood 24+" (3 days)

 

 

Rockies

Alta 77” (5 day)

Snowbird 69” (5 day)

Brian Head 60” (5 day)

Solitude 57” (5 day)

Snowbasin 51” (storm total)

Wolf Creek 38” (storm total)

Jackson Hole 36” (4 day)

Taos 30” (7 day)

Grand Targhee 25” (storm total)

Purgatory 20” (3 day)

 

The same storm delivered big totals to the Midwest, as well, with Big Snow Resort reporting 14” from the storm Friday-Saturday. The storm now shifts to the northeast and New England, where as much as 8-18” will fall from Central New York through southern New England. Look for great conditions there if you get to extend your holiday weekend through Monday.

 

 

 

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