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Dumps of the Week

It is still dumping snow across the west. Tahoe is getting hammered with feet upon feet of snow. Grand Targhee, Snowbird, Silverton Mountain, Alyeska—they're all getting snow. Winter isn't over—get out and ski powder while you still can.


Wyoming's Grand Targhee has received 10 inches in the past 24 hours, and 27 inches in the past week. And, thanks to the recent big snows, they…

Wyoming’s Grand Targhee has received 10 inches in the past 24 hours, and 27 inches in the past week. And, thanks to the recent big snows, they re-opened the Blackfoot lift on Wednesday and will run it straight through Easter Sunday 4/4 before closing down for the season.

Here's today's snow report from Silverton Mountain, Colorado: Mid Mountain Base: 125” New Snow 24 Hour: 20” New Snow 48 Hour: 20” New Snow 72 Hour:…

Here’s today’s snow report from Silverton Mountain, Colorado: Mid Mountain Base: 125” New Snow 24 Hour: 20” New Snow 48 Hour: 20” New Snow 72 Hour: 24” Unguided skiing at Silverton starts April 2, so head there for spring powder.

Alyeska Resort has recieved 714 inches of snow this winter—and counting. It's currently dumping snow with a reported 24 inches in the past 24 hours.…

Alyeska Resort has recieved 714 inches of snow this winter—and counting. It’s currently dumping snow with a reported 24 inches in the past 24 hours. And more snow is on the way. Pictured here: Corky Still.

Here's the snow report from Eldora, Colorado, located just outside of Boulder: 13 inches overnight, 18 inches in 24 hours. That officially makes it…

Here’s the snow report from Eldora, Colorado, located just outside of Boulder: 13 inches overnight, 18 inches in 24 hours. That officially makes it the snowiest ski area in Colorado this week.

Colorado's Copper Mountain is reporting six inches in the past 24 hours, nine inches in the past week, and 41 inches for the month of March.

Colorado’s Copper Mountain is reporting six inches in the past 24 hours, nine inches in the past week, and 41 inches for the month of March.

Sundary River, Maine, is reporting three inches of snow today. And this weekend, Sunday River native Simon Dumont is hosting his second annual Dumont…

Sundary River, Maine, is reporting three inches of snow today. And this weekend, Sunday River native Simon Dumont is hosting his second annual Dumont Cup, where amateurs and pros—including Tom Wallisch, Jossi Wells, and other X Games athletes—will compete for up to $20,000 in cash.

A spring storm brought nine inches of snow to Beaver Creek, Colorado, on Saturday.

A spring storm brought nine inches of snow to Beaver Creek, Colorado, on Saturday.

Red Lodge, Montana, is the surprise recipient of our Dump of the Week award—they've had 21 inches in the past 24 hours and 28 inches in the past…

Red Lodge, Montana, is the surprise recipient of our Dump of the Week award—they’ve had 21 inches in the past 24 hours and 28 inches in the past week. This is how they describe the current snow conditions: “Powder.” Don’t pull our your spring gloves just yet—winter has made a comeback.

Hit hard with a strong Pacific front, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been hammered with nearly 15 inches of snow in the past 48 hours. Recent…

Hit hard with a strong Pacific front, Revelstoke Mountain Resort has been hammered with nearly 15 inches of snow in the past 48 hours. Recent southerly winds have left North Bowl and Greely Bowl feeling like they have even more fresh powder than that.

Whistler Blackcomb is reporting seven inches overnight with an addition 20 inches coming in the next 48 hours.

Whistler Blackcomb is reporting seven inches overnight with an addition 20 inches coming in the next 48 hours.

Stevens Pass got 6-8 today with another 6-12 on the way. 

Stevens Pass got 6-8 today with another 6-12 on the way. 

Washington's Crystal Mountain has received 11 inches of new snow since Monday—and more is on the way. The forecast is calling for heavy snow…

Washington’s Crystal Mountain has received 11 inches of new snow since Monday—and more is on the way. The forecast is calling for heavy snow throughout the weekend. Check out last-minute lodging deals at Crystal here.

As of Friday, March 5, there is five feet of fresh powder on Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

As of Friday, March 5, there is five feet of fresh powder on Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, Maine.

Maine's Sunday River has received 12 inches in the past 24 hours, and a whopping 57 inches in the last four days. Here's a report from the Sunday…

Maine’s Sunday River has received 12 inches in the past 24 hours, and a whopping 57 inches in the last four days. Here’s a report from the Sunday River website: The foot of snow that fell last night brought to close a four-day storm that dumped nearly 60 inches on the mountain.  The best part?  Mother Nature doesn’t seem quite finished as we have another 3-6 inches on the way over the next couple days.

Heavenly, in South Lake Taho, got eight to 10 inches of new snow last night with another seven inches in the forecast. The Western Weather Group…

Heavenly, in South Lake Taho, got eight to 10 inches of new snow last night with another seven inches in the forecast. The Western Weather Group predicts additional storm systems will continue throughout this week and possibly into this weekend bringing up to an additional two feet of snow by Saturday. For a last-minute travel deal, book at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe and get a $125 Value Total Rewards Coupon Book for savings on dining, entertainment and more. Call 1-800-HEAVENLY to book this.

Crested Butte Extreme Limits
Photo courtesy of Crested Butte Mountain Resort

 A huge storm moved into Colorodo’s West Elks over the weekend dropping 28 inches of new snow on Crested Butte. Plus, Monday dawned with bluebird skies. Ten inches have fallen in the last 48 hours and 28 inches in the last seven days. This weekend, the 19th Annual Subaru Extreme Freeskiing Championships took place on CB’s back bowls. “We are obviously excited to have such a significant amount of snow hit over the last few days but truly thrilled that all of our competitors had such incredible conditions to showcase their talents for the fans,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing Daren Cole.

Nearly three feet of snow has fallen at Beaver Creek and Vail while Breckenridge received 28 inches and Keystone was walloped with nearly 20 inches…

Nearly three feet of snow has fallen at Beaver Creek and Vail while Breckenridge received 28 inches and Keystone was walloped with nearly 20 inches in the past week. Here, a skier enjoys fresh powder in Vail’s back bowls. Here are a couple travel deals for Vail Resorts:

Spring Break on Us! 33 percent Off Your Stay of 3 Nights or More at Keystone Resort
Ski  Board in the blue bird skies and epic snow of Keystone Resort starting at $159 per person when you stay for 3 or more nights. Book by March 31, 2010 and valid from Feb. 16 through April 10. www.keystoneresort.com 
 
Ski Free, Stay Free and Rent Gear Free
Visit Beaver Creek from Feb. 22 to March 12, 2010 and when you buy three nights of lodging and days of skiing, receive a complimentary fourth night of lodging and fourth day of skiing plus one day of rentals on the house. Lodging rates start at $536 per person for four nights/ days total based upon double occupancy in a one bedroom condo and ski rentals start at $147 per adult/ $84 per child for four days. www.Beavercreek.com/springbreak  

Photo courtesy of Tom Green, Vail Resorts.

Wolf Creek, Colorado, has been getting another storm, with six inches in the last 24 hours, and 308 inches so far this year.

Wolf Creek, Colorado, has been getting another storm, with six inches in the last 24 hours, and 308 inches so far this year.

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Cupid delivered a powder day to Breckenridge, Colorado, on Valentine's Day. They reported 11 inches of fresh snow in the past 24 hours and 17 inches…

Cupid delivered a powder day to Breckenridge, Colorado, on Valentine’s Day. They reported 11 inches of fresh snow in the past 24 hours and 17 inches in the past 48 hours and it’s still coming down.

Alta, Utah, is reporting 10 inches in the past 72 hours—which means at least the landing zones will be soft.

Alta, Utah, is reporting 10 inches in the past 72 hours—which means at least the landing zones will be soft.

As of 1 pm on Sunday, February 14, Jay Peak had received four inches of new snow that day—with temperatures in the low 20s, wind flurries, and more…

As of 1 pm on Sunday, February 14, Jay Peak had received four inches of new snow that day—with temperatures in the low 20s, wind flurries, and more snow expected to accumulate throughout the week.

Leah Rumon snapped this photo on Sunday, February 7 of John Riley skiing the West End Overlook of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the city in the…

Leah Rumon snapped this photo on Sunday, February 7 of John Riley skiing the West End Overlook of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the city in the background. The city of Pittsburgh got about 20 inches (in the downtown) and nearly two feet at the top of the hills surrounding the city.

Current conditions at Stowe? Pretty darn good. Here are the stats:Last 24 Hours: 3-5

Current conditions at Stowe? Pretty darn good. Here are the stats:

  • Last 24 Hours: 3-5″
  • Last 72 Hours: 6-10″
  • Last 7 Days: 17-27″
February 4th, 2010: Sugarbush, Vermont, is reporting 11 inches in the past 48 hours. Only a hand full of chairs were occupied at just after nine in…

February 4th, 2010: Sugarbush, Vermont, is reporting 11 inches in the past 48 hours. Only a hand full of chairs were occupied at just after nine in the morning when Mark the Snow Reporter and Sawyer went up the Heaven’s Gate chair to catch some of the first tracks down. And of course, Mark chatted with the lucky skiers and riders while Sawyer documented it. Check out the video they documented.

A huge snow squall early this morning dumped 4 to 6 inches on Mad River Glen’s Gen. Stark Mountain and flakes continue to fall from the sky. A foot…

A huge snow squall early this morning dumped 4 to 6 inches on Mad River Glen’s Gen. Stark Mountain and flakes continue to fall from the sky. A foot of snow has fallen since last Sunday. According to the resort’s website, “It will be a VERY good day on the mountain with predominantly powder and packed powder skiing surfaces and nearly 100 percent of our legendary terrain wide open.”

We called Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia's Laura Parquette to see how the ski area was handling the storm. How's the weather right now?

We called Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia’s Laura Parquette to see how the ski area was handling the storm. How’s the weather right now? “We’ve got four inches already today with around 10 inches expected by the end of the day. It’s really snowing hard out there,” Parquette said. “The forecast is calling for between 16 and 30 inches.” Which is unusual for a place like West Virginia, no? “We actually get a lot of storms here because we’re so high—the ski area gets 180 inches of snow annually. But what is unusual is that the entire region is getting a lot of snow and we’re getting it all in a short period of time. So the fact that we’re getting 30 inches in a day and a half, that’s unusual.” Any tips for travelers trying to make it to Snowshoe to ski some powder this weekend? “The roads are clear, so just take it slow. Also, the snow isn’t going anywhere so if you can’t make it this weekend, it’ll still be great conditions next week and into the holiday weekend.”

For more about this massive storm, click here.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort received 7 feet of snow over the last week thanks to a succession of powerful storms. Snowbird’s year to date snow…

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort received 7 feet of snow over the last week thanks to a succession of powerful storms. Snowbird’s year to date snow totals started at 141 inches on Jan. 18 and increased steadily throughout the week, totaling 225 inches by the afternoon of Jan. 25. The resort’s mid-mountain base depth currently measures 93 inches, with 100 percent of all terrain and lifts currently open.
“This past week brought an impressive amount of snow, making for what can only described as incredible skiing,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “We’re thrilled to offer such great conditions, especially with Outdoor Retailer and The North Face Masters in town over the last few days.” Lodging packages, including Ski Free, Stay Free for $149 per person/double occupancy with a lift ticket and potential fourth night free, can be found at www.snowbird.com.

Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area received 55 inches of fresh powder since last week. Their year-to-date snowfall is 244 inches.

Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area received 55 inches of fresh powder since last week. Their year-to-date snowfall is 244 inches.

Jackson Hole's inbounds terrain is as good as it gets. Crags and Casper have openen. Here' s a shot of chin-deep powder.

Jackson Hole’s inbounds terrain is as good as it gets. Crags and Casper have openen. Here’ s a shot of chin-deep powder.

Thanks to eight inches of new snow overnight, Colorado's Crested Butte has opened their Extreme Limits terrain—the back bowls and expert-only steeps…

Thanks to eight inches of new snow overnight, Colorado’s Crested Butte has opened their Extreme Limits terrain—the back bowls and expert-only steeps that often serve as the venues for big-mountain competitions. Although Crested Butte fans have been “chomping at the bit” to get to the expert-only terrain, “making sure that safety came first was essential”, according to Mountain Manager Chris Corliss. A great way to explore the Extreme Terrain is with Wendy Fisher, who will host a special Valentine’s  Ski Clinic, February 13-15 for those who love to ski, as well as offering private lessons and other ski improvement clinics throughout the season.  Fisher, a former Olympic skier and United States Extreme Freeskiing champion, is also a Crested Butte Mountain Resort Ambassador.  For more information on her programs, visit skicb.com or call 970-349-2251.
 

Just shy of a foot of snow fell at Snowmass this week.  Highlands received a half foot while Aspen Mountain received three inches.  This is a photo…

Just shy of a foot of snow fell at Snowmass this week.  Highlands received a half foot while Aspen Mountain received three inches.  This is a photo of a skier at Snowmass enjoying the new powder.

The conditions at Purgatory (aka Durango Mountain Resort) in southwestern Colorado are as good as they get—25 inches in 48 hours and more on the way.…

The conditions at Purgatory (aka Durango Mountain Resort) in southwestern Colorado are as good as they get—25 inches in 48 hours and more on the way. “This is what we’ve been waiting for,” said Sven Brunso, vice president of sales and marketing for Durango Mountain Resort. “This series of major storms is setting us up for excellent snow conditions as we head into the months of February and March. There has never been a better time to ski Purgatory.” Plus, prices are at an all-time low. The Purgatory Powder Package includes lift tickets and lodging for $79 per person, per night. For more information, call 800-525-0892 or check out www.skipurg.com.

Mother Nature dropped 13 inches of fresh at California's Mammoth Mountain during the last 24 hours. This  foot+ brings the storm total to about…

Mother Nature dropped 13 inches of fresh at California’s Mammoth Mountain during the last 24 hours. This  foot+ brings the storm total to about 41.5″, or about 3.5 feet. And the forecasters are calling for plenty more — some are saying that they could get two or three feet during the next day.

From the Mammoth blog: Show of hands: who was out there today? It was epic. The snow kept falling, but there were a few breaks in the storm (albeit…

From the Mammoth blog: Show of hands: who was out there today? It was epic. The snow kept falling, but there were a few breaks in the storm (albeit short ones), during the day. Our photographer went out with a crew of skiers and captured some great stuff.  And if you’re thinking about coming up, there’s no time like the present. The snow is deep, the trees will keep you protected and town is doing its ghost town impression.

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Another shot submitted by reader Quincy Mehta.

Another shot submitted by reader Quincy Mehta.

This is one of our favorite reader submitted photos. The skier is Quincy Mehta, a 17 year old from Rochester, Minnesota, and the photographer is…

This is one of our favorite reader submitted photos. The skier is Quincy Mehta, a 17 year old from Rochester, Minnesota, and the photographer is Kenneth P. Jackson. It was shot on location in Big Sky, Montana, off of the Lone Peak Tram. ” As you most likely know Minnesota is quite lacking in the mountains department, and I only get one good trip a year out to the Rockies,” Quincy wrote us. “It is a face shot and it is total blower.”

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This Saturday, January 9,  Arapahoe Basin will open the Pallavicini chairlift, serving several runs to the east side of the lift including West Wall,…

This Saturday, January 9,  Arapahoe Basin will open the Pallavicini chairlift, serving several runs to the east side of the lift including West Wall, Upper Slalom Slope, and Grizzly Road. The Norway lift will be running on weekends and holidays and will take the skier and rider from mid-mountain to the summit.  Snow cats and ski patrol have also been preparing Montezuma Bowl for its opening.  A few more storms and that area should be ready to open in the near future. Alan Henceroth, COO and GM for Arapahoe Basin, product tested the new terrain today, “The skiing on Slalom Slope is fantastic.  It’s powder skiing.  Everyone needs to get out there.”

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Now is the right time to go to Jackson Hole. As in, this weekend. Read on for why and how.  Also, don't forget to enter to win a four-day trip for…

Now is the right time to go to Jackson Hole. As in, this weekend. Read on for why and how.  Also, don’t forget to enter to win a four-day trip for two to Jackson just by telling us your ski-related New Year’s resolution.

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Steamboat is currently boasting

Steamboat is currently boasting “the most terrain open in the entire state of Colorado.” Here’s some evidence, shot a few days ago.

Loveland Ski Area received 8” of snow in the last 24 hours and 11” in the last 48 hours. The new snow enabled Loveland to open The South Chutes,…

Loveland Ski Area received 8” of snow in the last 24 hours and 11” in the last 48 hours. The new snow enabled Loveland to open The South Chutes, Tomahawk and Excelleration this morning. This shot of skier Dustin Schaefer were taken today in The South Chutes off Chair Two.

Jay Peak Ski Area in Vermont has received 23 inches of new snow in the last seven days and 11-15 inches in the last 24 hours.

Jay Peak Ski Area in Vermont has received 23 inches of new snow in the last seven days and 11-15 inches in the last 24 hours.

December 29, 2009 at Attitash Ski Resort in New Hampshire.

December 29, 2009 at Attitash Ski Resort in New Hampshire.

“After the rain yesterday, we were fortunate to have reasonably warm overnight temperatures and as a result, this new snow is mixing perfectly with our base, providing some superb skiing and riding conditions and making our Christmas week guests very happy,” says Attitash’s Marketing Director Doug Tulin.

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Aspen Mountain in Colorado received almost a foot of snow just before Christmas day.

Aspen Mountain in Colorado received almost a foot of snow just before Christmas day.

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As of noon today, Snowbird had received 22 inches in the last 24 hours.

As of noon today, Snowbird had received 22 inches in the last 24 hours.

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Mad River opened Saturday with a full-on powder day.

Mad River opened Saturday with a full-on powder day.