4 months ago

Weather vs. Climate - Explained

Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.
10 months ago

Getting Started Guide

OpenSnow is your trusted source for the most advanced snow forecast, snow report, high-resolution map overlays, and ski conditions information.
10 months ago

5 Pro Ski Tips from Michelle Parker

Michelle Parker is without a doubt one of the most dominant female skiers of the past decade.
10 months ago

5 Pro Ski Tips from Cody Townsend

Cody Townsend is one of the most awarded athletes in freeskiing history.
1 year ago

Reading Radar - Explained

Radar shows us if there is precipitation falling through the sky and helps you to answer the question, "Is it currently or about to rain or snow?".
1 year ago

La NiƱa & Winter Forecasts - Explained

The following analysis was written by Nathan Lenssen, a lover of powder as well as a Ph.D.
1 year ago

Reading Weather Maps - Explained

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

Temperature Inversion - Explained

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

Lake Effect Snow - Explained

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

Atmospheric River (AR) - Explained

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

Lenticular Clouds - Explained

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

Snowflakes - Explained

What controls the type of powder that we ski?