Idaho Daily Snow

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By Steve Stuebner, Forecaster Posted 3 months ago November 29, 2023

Ullr the Snow God is finally waking up! 20" by Sunday

Summary

Well, Heidi-Ho, here comes the snow! Turning the page to December on Friday, three back-to-back storms will move into Idaho and dump copious amounts of snow statewide. Bogus, Brundage and Tamarack are all forecast to get 20" + of new snow by Sunday, while Schweitzer, Silver, Lookout, Pom and Pebble will get over a foot. An AR event Mon-Tues will bring warm air and more precip following the snow.

Short Term Forecast


European ensemble forecast through Monday. 


Broader view of the precipitation coming our way shows how the Cascade Range is really going to get hit hard, and BC as well! 

We've got High Pressure, sunny skies up in the mountains and valley fog through Thursday morning. We'll move into a more unstable weather pattern on Thursday and the three back-to-back storms arrive on Friday and Friday night. 100% chance of snow statewide through the weekend, and we're forecast to get hit with 10-20" of new snow by Sunday night. Bring it on! 

An AR system will approach the Northwest and Idaho by Sunday night/Monday, and send snow levels to mountain summits in the 6,300-foot range in Northern Idaho by Monday night. In the Central Mountains, the temps are expected to stay a bit cooler. Snow levels are expected to reach 7,000 feet by Monday night, above ski area base levels but not above the summits. We'll keep an eye on that in the days ahead.


Precipitable water content map shows 200% of normal precip coming by Monday with the AR event. That'll pack down the base we get with the snow over the weekend. That system is expected to continue warming through Tuesday and then move on ... could be messy with a lot of melt in the valleys from the warmer temps expected to be 10-15 above normal. 

Extended Forecast

More precipitation is expected moving farther into next week. 


We'll hope to see things cool down after the AR event and get more snow. We'll keep an eye on that.

Thanks for reading! My next forecast will be on Friday, Dec. 1. 

- Steve Stuebner, Idaho Daily Snow 

Announcements

Sun Valley is operating 7 days a week.    

Silver Mountain will be closed and will reopen this weekend.  

Schweitzer Mountain is operating 7 days a week.

Bogus Basin is closed during the week and will reopen this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Adult lift tickets cost $49 (plus tax). Front side terrain park will be open plus the Showcase run. Deer Point Express and Coach chairlifts, Easy Rider, and Explorer conveyor lifts will be in operation. Go to Bogus Basin social sites for more information. 

Brundage Mountain is opening the Easy Street chairlift on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from 9 am to 4 pm. Lift tickets are $5. Smoky’s Bar & Grill will be open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm both days, and guests will be treated to 50% savings on all rental gear in the Fall Line Shop. 

Tamarack Resort is opening for a Winter Preview on Friday, Dec. 1 on the beginner hill serviced by the Discovery Chairlift. Operating 9 am to 4 pm. The lift accesses freshly groomed slopes with mini-terrain park features. Lift Tickets are $15 for non-Boundless Pass holders!! The Discovery lift will be open through Sunday, Dec. 3. 

Read about all of the improvements at Idaho's Ski Areas for the 2023-24 ski/ride season via SkiIdaho

See a "Sizzle Reel" from Ski Idaho:  https://youtu.be/HCC5uYsfTIQ?si=ne16-b3kATTRotnD

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About Our Forecaster

Steve Stuebner

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Steve Stuebner has a big appetite for outdoor fun. When he's not providing snow forecasts for Idaho, Steve works on web videos, press releases, blogs, and social media, with a specialization in natural resources, outdoor travel, and tourism.

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