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This photo was taken by Frank Shine on March 9. Our point? There's still plenty of powder to be had in Aspen right now. Plus, on Saturday, Vampire Weekend is playing a free outdoor concert at the cross streets of Galena Avenue and Cooper Street at 8 p.m.

Where to Ski This Weekend: March 20-21

We've got springtime suggestions for the best resorts to visit this weekend. For free concerts and fresh snow, head to Aspen. To watch a big event, try the Big Air Fiesta at Stevens Pass, Washington, or the U.S. Alpine Championships at Whiteface, New York. Looking for a good deal? Go to Schweitzer, Idaho. Or maybe you feel like driving a snowcat? The Canyons, Utah.

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Where to Ski This Weekend: Feb 27-28

Planning a last-minute ski trip? Follow the snow. Southwest Colorado is expecting several feet of snow. The Berkshires in Massachusetts got 10-plus inches. And Squaw Valley is getting storms—and is hosting the biggest freeride competition in the U.S. on Saturday, the Freeride World Tour. We’ve got snow reports, travel deals, and more.

The Canyons got an 18-inch storm

Where to Ski This Weekend

Spectate or ski: This weekend, the Pan McShlonkey is at Squaw and the Freeskiing World Tour is at Moonlight Basin. Or you could go skiing in Oregon or Utah.

This is what the "early season" snow looked like at Arapahoe Basin on Tuesday.

Where to Ski this Weekend: November 20-21

Colorado is where it’s at this weekend. An early season storm dumped 36 inches in 72 hours on Summit County, and Vail and Winter Park got their fair share as well. If you’re in California or Canada you’ve got options, too: Squaw, Heavenly and Whistler are all opening this weekend.

Crystal Mountain is Seattle’s closest ski area. Less than two hours from Washington’s coffee city, Crystal receives an average of 367 inches per year. Not surprisingly, the mountain’s latest closing day was on July 14, 1999, after the northwest’s last major La Nina episode. In accordance with University of Washington’s Professor Cliff Mass’ suggestions, the Seattle mayor should be preparing for the snowfall in and around the major city, “It turns out that there is a greater probability of lowland snow west of the Cascades during La Nina years,” Mass says. If it is snowing in Seattle, powder days at Crystal should be abundant.

La Nina: Where to Ski This Winter and Why

La Nina, El Nino, ENSO—as skiers we hear these terms all the time. As much as you may or may not be paying attention to what they mean, the children of the Pacific can have a dramatic influence on the winter season, from Tahoe to Alaska. So, if you missed meteorology in college, or haven’t followed current events in over a decade, read on for a description of the predicted La Nina event. Then, start planning trips.—Molly Baker