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The Hunt for Spring Powder

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Spring snowfall:  110 inchesSpring forecast:

Spring snowfall: 110 inches
Spring forecast: “Because of El Niño,March and April in particular will besnowier than average. —John Brown,meteorologist, NOAA Earth SystemResearch Lab, Boulder, Colo.

Spring snowfall:  164 inchesSpring forecast:

Spring snowfall: 164 inches
Spring forecast: “We’llsee at least a normal year,but probably a muchwetter spring. —RolandSteadham, chief meteorologist,KUTV2, Utah

Spring snowfall: 97 inchesSpring forecast:

Spring snowfall: 97 inches
Spring forecast: “El Niño tends to meana very cold, very wet spring, particularly inlate March and early April. But this year’sEl Niño hasn’t been typical, making it ahard call. —Mike Heard, chief meteorologist,KBZK7, Bozeman, Mont.

Spring snowfall:127 inchesSpring forecast:

Spring snowfall:127 inches
Spring forecast:“I amexpecting more snow inlate winter and earlyspring due to the El Niñosituation. —KlausWolter, University ofColorado-CIRES ClimateDiagnostics CenterSpring deal After —KlausWolter, UniversityColorado-CIRES ClimateDiagnostics Center

Spring Snowfall: 118 inchesSpring forecast:

Spring Snowfall: 118 inches
Spring forecast: “As long as thetemperatures stay low, they’re going tohave their best season on record. —Claire Martin, senior meteorologist, CBCNewsWorld, Canada

Spring Snowfall: 127 inchesSpringforecast:

Spring Snowfall: 127 inches
Springforecast:“AlthoughSquaw has had agood early season,I expect this will reverseafter January. But itcould go either way.—John Brown,meteorologist, NOAA’sEarth System ResearchLab, Boulder, Colo.
PHOTO: Jason Shields

East Coast spring snow willnever be confused with thebounty of Utah's Wasatch, butsome solace can be found in asingle word: nor'easters. They're a…

East Coast spring snow willnever be confused with thebounty of Utah’s Wasatch, butsome solace can be found in asingle word: nor’easters. They’re a skier’s bestchance—and a good one—forsome of the season’s finestskiing, especially during March,Vermont’s snowiest month.(In March of 2001, Wardsboro,near Mt. Snow, received asingle-month record 94inches.)Best of all, the tourists areall but absent after President’sDay.A season’s worth of manmadeat a place like Killingtonfurther improves the chancesof skiing on standoutconditions. But Stowe’slong runs, speedy lifts andchallenging off-pisteterrain would be hard topass up, and Jay Peak,which reported 571 inchesin 2000—01, is always alikely bet. But everystorm—and every spring—is different. Best bet:Prepack your gear, fill yourgas tank, monitor snowreports and go where the weather takes you.
PHOTO: Nick Lambert

Spring Snowfall: 110 inchesSpring forecast

Spring Snowfall: 110 inches
Spring forecast“Cutoff lows favor spilloverregions like A-Basin.We should see more latewinter/early spring snow.—Klaus Wolter, Universityof Colorado-CIRES ClimateDiagnostics Center

Spring Snowfall: 115 inchesSpring forecast

Spring Snowfall: 115 inches
Spring forecast “Sevenout of the last nine El Niñoyears have been very goodto this area. That’s noguarantee, but odds are inour favor for quite a bit ofmoisture. —Roland Steadham,chief meteorologist,KUTV2, Utah
PHOTO: Park City Mountain Resort

Did we miss your favorite resort to get spring pow?  Send us   a photo and the deal and we'll put it into the mix.

Did we miss your favorite resort to get spring pow? Send us a photo and the deal and we’ll put it into the mix.