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1 month ago

Weather vs. Climate - Explained

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

Getting Started Guide

OpenSnow is your trusted source for the most accurate snow forecast, snow report, high-resolution map overlays, and ski conditions information.
7 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.
7 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?