Ski areas in California have posted some huge snowfalls over the past week.
The Palisades Tahoe is one of the big winners, saying it had over 12 feet (3.6 metres) and has now had more snow by this point in the season, than any winter for more than 50 years.
Elsewhere Mammoth Mountain, already posting the world’s deepest snow up top , has seen its numbers jump from 5.9 to 7.6 metres (under 20 feet to around 25 feet) following the snow there. Tourers have also been reported to have been hiking up to ski hills around Los Angeles.
All the snowfall has of course impacted operations, with first access roads needing to be dug out, then lifts and other infrastructure, with terrain being made safe enough to ski or ride too. Some smaller centres remain closed but most of the big resorts have reopened.
Skies have also cleared for the time being giving incredible conditions, although more snowfall is forecast next week.
Although the biggest accumulations have again been in California, there’s been plenty of snowfall for most other parts of North America too, with still more for the Rockies too, where Jackson Hole posted five feet of new snow in five days and Schweitzer in Idaho the pictures below.
3rd March 2023 3:35 pm
Oh global warming hey. We wont see snow past 2010 according to Al Gore circa 2003. Where are the doomsayer leftist media bleating now. Funny how they only come out when conditions are bad. Joke!!
9th March 2023 6:06 am
Climate change means more violent swings in weather conditions. Here in Europe the mountains were covered in grass until late January! While it’s epic that there’s so much snow falling in California now, if this over-average precipitation falls when the temperature is above freezing then you will have huge risk of flooding. And as global average temperatures increase, so does humidity which increases rainfall in some parts while reducing it in others. Leave the identity politics out of it and look at the science Rod H.
6th March 2023 8:07 am
meanwhile Europe is dry as hamon