The above graph – and one below – shows a promising El Niño-inspired snowpack in the Sierras, which not only bodes well for skiers as Ski Curbed points out, but it’s a welcome relief for drought-stricken California as rainstorms have swept through both Northern and Southern California in the last week.
Here’s Ski Curbed with more:
Looking at the colorful map above, the best places to ski right now are in blue. Lake Tahoe, Taos, and southwestern Utah have benefitted from the early snow this year, with above average bases as a result. Colorado isn’t doing poorly either, especially with a storm on tap today that’s expected to bring double digit snow totals. Meanwhile, things are looking a bit rough for the snowpack in Wyoming, Montana, and much of Idaho. But a few good storms could change that.