SNOW ARRIVES IN NORTH AMERICA
9th December 2016
Just as Europe prays for more snow it has been falling heavily in the USA and Canada. It comes after a generally poor start to winter across the pond.UPDATED
Autumn in the USA has seen poor levels of snow.
All that is now changing.
We have just been sent information from the ski areas owned by Vail Resorts in Colorado.
Vail and Beaver Creek have had almost 50cm of snow in the past week.
Keystone and Breckenridge both received 28cm of new snow in the last 48 hours.
The current extended forecast is predicting consistent snowfall in Colorado until Sunday, December 18th so it looks like things are going to get better and better.
“The flow of moisture from the Pacific will continue for most of next week and next weekend, through about Sunday, December 18th,” said OpenSnow Meteorologist Joel Gratz.
“It might not snow every second of every day between now and the 18th, but it might. It’s going to be a great storm cycle for base building and opening more terrain.”
And here’s what it looks like in Vail:
Some of the snow would be welcome in Europe at the moment where things have been the opposite.
There were exception levels of snow in November in Europe, when North America was struggling and now Europe needs snow desperately with Xmas around the corner.
See here for our latest snow report that was published on Thursday 8th December and contains all the details.
Elsewhere in the USA Jackson Hole in Wyoming has had around 50cm and this is what it looks like.
And further north in Canada it’s none too shabby
“It’s been snowing pretty much solidly for the last day and a half. We had 18cm of fresh snow on Saturday night,” said PlanetSKI reporter, Alex Cove, who lives in Banff and works as a ski instructor in Sunshine Village.
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