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1 month ago

Reading Weather Maps - Explained

If weather forecasters could only look at one map, the 500 millibar height map would be it.
1 month ago

Temperature Inversion - Explained

Temperature inversions are observed when the air temperature increases with height.
1 month ago

Lake Effect Snow - Explained

Lake effect snow occurs when cold air moves across relatively warm, unfrozen waters.
2 months ago

WATCH: The FIFTY - Mt. Moran

At the northern tip of the Teton Mountains lies a ski line that in one continuous streak, stretches from lake to sky.
2 months ago

Atmospheric River (AR) - Explained

Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) can deliver significant amounts of precipitation to the West Coast, and feet of snow as well.
2 months ago

Lenticular Clouds - Explained

If you live near or spend any in the mountains, you have likely seen a spectacular smooth lens-shaped cloud called a lenticular.
2 months ago

WATCH: The FIFTY - The Sickle

The classic line called "The Sickle" in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho is a ski line that at first sight, just begs to be skied.
2 months ago

April 2020 Snowpack Update

The map below shows the percent of snowpack compared to the average snowpack for that day.
3 months ago

Snowflakes - Explained

What controls the type of powder that we ski?
3 months ago

SNOTEL - Explained

Most weather stations in the United States are located at airports and in populated areas, most skiers and snowboarders enjoy powder in the …
3 months ago

Infrared Satellite - Explained

There are many tools you can use to track snow including several types of satellite images.
3 months ago

WATCH: The FIFTY - McGown Peak

Celebrating the halfway mark of the project (in number only), this special episode goes into showing how the research, ski community, and p…