SNOTEL Data: The Current Western US Snowpack – May 15, 2017


Are you still skiing and riding in the backcountry? While some resorts are still spinning the chairlifts, there’s also plenty of backcountry terrain that is beckoning to be explored. Amazing to see how many zones are still sitting on well over 100% of SWE. If you’re willing to earn your turns, this map will help you decide where to go. So grab those skis and get ready for a late season skiing road trip!

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 15, 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.

Snotel Data - May 15, 2017
Snotel Data – May 15, 2017

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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