Snow for Nordic Skiing Holiday Warm Up

Earning it for the Holidays: Weather by Carols

California, Nevada and Utah

Let it Snow

“Oh the weather outside if frightful. But the fire is so delightful.”

High winds have slammed into the west turning ventures outdoors into potential trips to Oz.  That is Dr. Oz after one is hit in the head by the pine cone bombs raining down from the trees.

“And since we’ve no place to go…..”

The early snow that dropped has been soaked in many places by the atmospheric river that flowed over the past week. Lots of moisture has come to the parched region, just not exclusively in the form we would prefer.  One only has to look to the hills to see the them literally shining back. Dazzling to look at, not what we want to tour.

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

NOAA has posted a Winter Storm Warning for almost the entire Sierra range and a hazardous weather warning for the Wasatch. Heavy snow is predicated in the higher elevations. However, with the current base the Eastern SierraSierra , and Utah avalanche centers have considerable to high avalanche warnings to follow this storm.

Let it snow enough for us to break out the nordic or light gear and break a sweat.  Cold temperatures are coming. To plan your trip take a look at our California pages.

Greater Yellowstone and Tetons and Central Idaho

Baby It’s Cold Outside

“I really can’t stay.”

That is because if you stop to chat for any length of time while skiing you will be chilled to the bone. It. Is. COLD.  Single to negative digits in the next days. Idaho, Yellowstone and the Tetons have reaped an abundance of Mother Nature bounty.  Snow has fallen and the entire state of Idaho is under a NOAA Winter Storm Warning, as is West Yellowstone, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming.  The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has a considerable to high avalanche warnings in place.

Oregon and Methow Valley, Wa

Jingle Bells

“Dashing through the snow…”

The Pacific Northwest has a great base and storms dumping the white stuff.  The forecasted cold temperatures should keep the conditions optimal.  Be sure to check the observations at the Central Oregon and the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Centers before heading out.

(And yes, the Washington State Page is coming soon.)

Coastal Ranges and Southern California

White Christmas

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…”

The Trinity Alps, Mt. Pinos and the Big Bear Lakes have been teased with white early, but for now we look to the ski with fingers crossed for skiable accumulation in time for the holidays.

“May your days be merry and bright. And may all your Christmases be white.”

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