January 2022 Snowpack Update

Following a parade of storms during the second half of December and into early January, nearly every river basin in the Western US is near or well above their average 30-year snowpack.

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.

Simply click the "Snow Report" tab on any location screen.

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