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A view of the backcountry north of Copper. Things are starting to fill in. 

Early-Season Storms

Last weekend called for up to a foot in the southern Rocky Mountains. With high hopes, we headed to Copper Mountain, which was expecting the brunt of the storm.

First Turns of the Season at Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek Ski Area, in southern Colorado opened for the weekend, kicking off an early start to the season. They've already seen 44 inches of snow. If this is La Nina we're all about it.

Powder Tips1. Mt. Baker, Washington, averages 647 inches annually—the most snowfall of any lift-served area in the Lower 48.

Powderchaser: This Week's Storm Predictions

The Powderchaser doesn't have great news for us this week—not much snow in the forecast, sadly—but the long term forecast (the next seven to 14 days) is looking more promising for the intermountain West.

#2: Alta/Snowbird, Utah

Powderchaser: Storms Are Coming

After two weeks of dismal snowfall in the West, the Powderchaser blog is calling for light and heavy snow in the seven-day forecast for Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and California.

Snowbird Early Open 2012, Snowcat

50-Inch Storm Kicks Off Snowbird Season

The resort to open early, on Thursday, Nov.15 2012.

Grand Targhee, Wyoming

Powderchaser: Storms Have Arrived

A report from a 10-inch day at Grand Targhee, and updates and predictions on where the snow is falling across the country.