January ended so horrible with only 1/3 normal snowfall, February has
been the complete opposite. Temps have been way below normal with above
normal snow. In 2 weeks we have already had more then the average
snowfall for the month, with aprox 6' of snowfall in a one week period.
We are now looking good for the rest of the season as snow continues to
be forecast as well as continued cold temps.
ended strong and for the month we finished with an average amount of
snowfall. January is usually the biggest snow month by average,
but 19 days in and its looking pretty bleak. We need some good
storms to keep the snow pack and hope to get into any kind of a spring
season. Silver Fir kicked off their night skiing last night!
first few days of Hyak were awesome with dry powder easy to find along
the groomers. Crowds not too bad, temps cold. Saturday SL rose to
5500 and it rained all day. Snow compacted down and it appears we lost
about a foot in depth. Its now Sunday and it just snowed 4-5" overnight
with more coming down. Base: 2.5'
conditions couldn't have been better for an opening day. 4" of fresh
snow over top groomers and lots of untracked. Lines were not long as it
was a little cold so maybe that kept some away? More snow in the
forecast for tonight and most of the week off/on. Great start to
the season. Base: 3.5'
arrived the first week of December and the Summit opened West on Friday
Dec 14. Central opened Saturday, coverage is pretty good both areas.
Next week could be rough with warm weather and rain predicted. Base: 2'
hit the pass level on Nov 7th, with 1" falling. Thanksgiving came
and with it our first storm of the season. The pass closed a couple
times, chains required, all the usual. About 8-9" up top at the
summit with around 7" here at Hyak.