It has been quite a week for snowfall in North America.
The past week has been the snowiest of the season in California with ski areas reporting up to 2 metres (7 feet) of snow in 7 days, much of the snowfall concentrated in to huge snowfalls from Thursday to Saturday.
7” overnight means we’ve got nearly 3 FEET in the past 7 days. Even more snow expected all day! Winds are in the 80’s up top, which will affect operations. Stay tuned to app for real-time information.
Posted by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Thursday, 1 March 2018
All the snow for the start of March has set up the region’s ski areas well for an epic spring skiing season although unfortunately in the short term there are avalanche closures and other logistical problems.
It has been snowing more widely across North America and further north Mt Baker in Washington state (below) reached a base of 622cm this week, overtaking Engelberg in Switzerland with its 620cm to be able to boast the deepest base in the world.
In the East too there was good news after unseasonably warm weather led to early closures and severely curtailed slope access at ski areas in the region. But a surprise big snowfall transformed conditions for the better in Vermont, New York state and other more northerly areas.