SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – May 1, 2017

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Right now is prime time to explore the backcountry and venture into bigger lines. There’s plenty of skiing out there in the high peaks and hidden couloirs if you know where to look, so get out there and play in new zones. Where will you go ski mountaineering this month?

Let’s take a look at the snow data for the western US compared to normal. Below is the Westwide SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal as of May 1, 2017. You can link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated daily throughout the winter.


See how this SNOTEL data compares to past weeks and months in our past Snotel posts.

SnoTel data is one of the best ways to find out where the snowpack is deep and the coverage is above average. Are you already to plan your next skiing adventure? Enjoy the snow. Be safe out there.

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