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This is our last report for the season.The main word this next week or two is”lots of snow in British Columbia, theRockies and even the Cascades and Sierraregion.”
Snowfall measured in feet will offer someof the best ski conditions of the winter acrosswestern Canada, Pacific Northwest and Utah,Tahoe area. Areas such as Whistler and Fernie could see 2-4 feet or more over the next week with similar amounts likely at Mt. Baldy, Crystal Mtn, Mt. Baker, Mt. Hood, Alta, Snowbird, and Grand Targhee/Jackson Hole. Even Sun Valley, Idaho to big Sky Montana will have the chance for above normal snowfall over the next week with at least a foot or more possible. Aspen, Vail and mostof Colorado will see a foot or more by Friday-Sunday.
Some of the best spring conditions in years will affectthis entire region with Colorado having their best chancefor snow the end of this week and weekend.
Today’s map valid for April 6th shows a huge “U” shapedstorm system that extends across the entire westernU.S. The more pronounced the “U” the stronger the storms.This is certainly one of the most active April weather patternsin recent years for the above mentioned areas. The easternU.S. will have some improved skiing this week in northernVermont to Maine with the recent 4-14″ of snow that has fallenfrom Sugarbush to Stowe, Smugglers’ Notch, Jay Peak toSunday River Maine. However, warmer weather is likely longer termwith the main action out west. The blue/white area you see on this map suggestsbelow normal temperatures across the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.
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