The Snow Report S7 E4: Which Ski Resorts Are Open Now?
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Unpack and tune up your gear, friends. It’s time to kick off the 21/22 winter season! California resorts like Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain are now open after receiving 3-feet of snow thanks to an “atmospheric river” that hit the state last week. This record breaking event marks some of the earliest opening days and largest accumulations for this time of year at Palisades Tahoe and Mammoth.
Opening Day Banner Breaks – A Right Of Passage
Those lucky enough to grab first chair of the season at their home mountains have a huge responsibility before they even take their first run; the banner break. It’s become a right of passage at most ski resorts across the country. Most of the time, the execution is flawless… but other times, it can feel a little clunky. That’s a lot of pressure for skiers and riders that haven’t been on snow in approximately 6 months. Plus, you have to factor in whether or not the stranger to your left or right is going to bob and weave, wobble and fall into you. We take a look at some of this season’s banner breaks in the show.
Tell Me You Own An Ikon Pass Without Actually Telling Me
Tell me without actually telling me is the hilarious meme heard ’round the world of TikTok and Instagram. Naturally, we had to have some fun with our favorite multi-destination pass, the Ikon Pass. Just like a sports fan loves their favorite team, the passion runs deep for our home mountains. We wear our emotions on our sleeves and our logos proudly on our bumpers. So naturally, we had to tap into the passion of the Ikon Pass community to see who owns an Ikon Pass without them coming right out and saying so.
Forecast Looking Ahead
Our buddies at OpenSnow are predicting an active weather pattern resulting in a series of weak storms from coast to coast this week, with Colorado looking the most favored for the best snow totals and ski conditions at A-Basin, Loveland, and Keystone.
Higher elevation ski areas in the Northwest should also see their first dustings of the season. And the long-range outlook into the middle of November looks particularly snowy for the Pacific Northwest.
Across the country, ski areas like Jay Peak & Killington Resort in Vermont, Sunday River in Maine and Granite Peak in Wisconsin are firing up the snow guns whenever possible. Now, it’s only a matter of time before the east is back open.
Some natural snow was spotted on ‘the Notch’ near Smugglers Notch in Vermont early this morning:
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