7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) -
Updating... (Monday morning, 30 Nov).
The El Nino SST pattern is strong, right now, and it looks like we will see a VERY strong El Nino continue this winter, possibly stronger than the 1997-1998 version, which is the strongest (in terms of SST anomaly) on record since 1950. This set-up would usually cause heavier rain and snow across California (mainly southern and central, including Tahoe, but especially including Mountain High and Big Bear, as the epic 1997-1998 season can attest to) and the southwest US this winter. This would be a vast improvement for Tahoe-Mammoth. Southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico usually do well, including Taos Ski Valley, who had a great season in 2014-2015 with the weak El Nino(ish) anomaly. Aspen is in between, and we would say average snowfall should be expected at Aspen-Snowmass in 2015-2016, which would make for a good year. We will be monitoring the progress of this right here, stay tuned... CM
Brundage Mountain, in the West Central Idaho Mountains, offers the best snow in the Northwest. Powder hounds will love the open glades and perfectly spaced tree runs, while corduroy lovers will marvel at the width and length of the beautifully groomed runs. From the top of the mountain you can see the Seven Devils Mountains towering over Hells Canyon, the Wallowas, the Blues, and the Salmon River Mountains. We offer friendly, family fun with a drive-up Kid’s Center and three terrain parks. A new full-service restaurant and espresso bar add a sophisticated flair to the dining options in the main lodge