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SnoCountry SnoCast: Powder In New Areas Kicks Off 2019

Ski-Santa-Fe Ski Santa Fe has had two big snow storms within a week. (Ski Santa Fe/Instagram)

Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast. 

Western U.S. & Canada

Conditions are excellent across New Mexico and Arizona. While usually a quieter region, this region has had two big storms for the turn of the calendar year.

Pajarito Mountain in New Mexico after heavy snow. (Pajarito/Facebook.com)

Turning to incoming storms, British Columbia will have an ongoing winter storm Thursday, lasting into Friday. Snow will extend down the Cascades of Washington and Oregon Friday. This week we love so many resorts, but just to name a few: Wolf Creek, Bear Valley, Whitewater and Mount Seymour.

More heavy snow blankets the Northwest this week (Weatherbell.com)

A second storm will arrive at California’s coast Saturday, pushing across the Four Corners on Sunday with lots of snow and wind. A third wintry system is set to arrive Monday to western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. By Tuesday and Wednesday much of the West will have fresh snow falling as a wetter weather pattern sets up.

Snowfall through Sunday, January 6. (Tropicaltidbits.com)
Eastern U.S. & Canada

Snow showers will move through New York, New England and Quebec Thursday. It’ll be a quick hit of 2-5” of fresh snow by Thursday night. Showers of rain will move through the Southeast Friday and brush through southern New England Saturday. A few spots we love this week are Mont Tremblant, Sommet Saint Sauveur, Mad River Glen and Cranmore.

Snow forecast Thursday-Friday, January 3-4. (NOAA/NWS)

It’ll turn colder and breezier with flurries Sunday. The next storm to watch will be Monday in the Midwest and Tuesday-Wednesday in the Northeast. This has the potential for a heavier accumulating snow. Best areas will be to the north where cold air can last the longest. There will be the potential of 6”+ out of that system.

Tuesday's snow potential in blue. (Tropicaltidbits.com)

Northern Vermont University – Lyndon meteorology students James Mundy and Francis Tarasiewicz contributed to this article.

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