Some resorts in Colorado continue to suffer from continued lack of snow, leading to patchy coverage in areas such as Beaver Creek
(46cm). However, others such as Breckenridge
(55cm) have improved somewhat due to recent snowfalls, while new snow was forecast to fall over others such as Copper Mountain (50cm) on the 14th December.
Stormy conditions in New England had moved off as of the 14th December, leaving behind a welcome dump of fresh snow. A number of the Vermont resorts have recorded very impressive snowfall. Sugarbush (18cm/76cm) and Smugglers Notch (41cm/112cm) both reported 38cm and 33cm respectively. Stowe
(30cm/91cm) had the most snowfall in the Vermont area with 33cm of snow and another 18cm forecast to fall on the 14th December. This has allowed resorts such as Mount Snow (46/61cm) to begin open new lifts and trails. High winds still linger across the region however, which risked impacting some lift operations.
In contrast, higher temperatures and clear skies across California, which risk hitting, double figures, offering good skiing across resorts such as Mammoth
(51/152cm) who are now able to operate 25 out of their 28 lifts. Among our more outlying resorts, Big Sky and Jackson Hole
continue to outperform. Up in Alaska, big snowfalls in Alyeska (25/127cm) which experienced quite changeable temperatures.
Continued clear skies dominate much of the forecast among our featured central Rockies resorts, though those in Utah have the potential to receive a light dusting on Sunday, as do our New England resorts. On the other hand Alyeska looks to receive consistent snow until Sunday, potentially dropping 40cm over that period.