It’s definitely springtime in the mountains. Warm temperatures and late spring snow squalls mean that winter is still here. Whether you’re seeking spring pow, the annual corn harvest, or steep and stable ski mountaineering lines, there is still plenty of snow out there to slide on. As the resorts stop spinning the chairs, it’s time for human powered adventures. This is one of our favorite times of the year.
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 April 15, 2016. You can link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated regularly.
See how this month compares to past 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 ready to plan your next skiing adventure?
Enjoy the snow. Be safe out there.