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Powder Alert: California's Sierra Nevada Predicted to Get Up to 3 Feet in Next Few Days

Escape the chaos. Ride pow. Photo: Andrew Miller

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Wanna escape the dreaded Coronavirus? Perhaps the best way is to get away from it all and ride powder. There’ll be plenty of it in the near future, according to our friends at Powder Chasers. Up to three feet of snow is predicted in the next few days in parts of the Western U.S.

“All models are onboard with two-three feet at the summits of most of the Tahoe Basin, 20-28 inches for Mammoth and 9-14 inches at Lake level. Strong winds preceding the cold front due late Saturday may keep upper lifts closed at some wind prone areas (snowing by 10 a.m.).  Heavier snow falls late Saturday through Sunday (Storm Ski) with moderate snow falling Monday/Tuesday (Refresh likely both days albeit lighter).  The Good: Decent Temps (Not blower cold but medium), overnight snow that continues into Sunday, Decent opening depths, lingers for a few days. The Bad: Windy on Saturday, with slightly less on Sunday (Upper lifts may stay closed at some resorts).  Not sure on how conditions are currently with a lack of snow this season, especially at lower elevations. Might be slow to open terrain at some resorts. Monday or Tuesday may offer the best quality.”

In case you’re in Jackson Hole, Powder Chasers is also predicting five to 11 inches for that region and southern Colorado, specifically the San Juan’s, are also expected to get a solid dump. So get out there and enjoy it. Winter ain’t over.

Check out Powder Chasers for updates on weather, specifically good snow, from around the West. 


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