April 2023 Snowpack Update

The 22/23 winter season will be one to remember for the Western United States.

Storms ramped up in early November and continued month after month through early April, bringing record-breaking snowfall to many locations. Not only did this provide phenomenal ski conditions but a well above-average snowpack for nearly every river basin.

The map below shows the percent of snowpack compared to the average snowpack for that day. Red is well below average, yellow and green are below to near average, and blue/purple is well above average.

This is based on the weight of the snow on the ground, measured by automated backcountry weather stations called SNOTEL.

Looking for the latest update for your local mountain?

The following Base Depth vs. Average graph is updated daily on OpenSnow and available to All-Access subscribers for every ski resort in the Western US.

Tap the "Snow Report" tab on any location screen and scroll down to the "Snowpack" section.

Alta Ski Area

Palisades Tahoe

Jackson Hole

Arizona Snowbowl

Crested Butte


Ski Santa Fe

Download the OpenSnow app and stay tuned to our forecasts for the latest weather updates.