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


As ski resorts start to wrap up the 2016/2017 winter season, people are beginning to think about spring and summer. But up high, it’s still winter and there’s plenty of skiing to be found if you’re willing to work for it. Now is prime time for spring ski mountaineering missions. Where will your adventures take you? We know where we’re heading!

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, 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 - April 15,2017
Snotel Data – April 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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