By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 months ago January 13, 2023

January 2023 Snowpack Update

JANU-BURIED. The storm train arrived across the Western United States in December and has not stopped as we flipped the calendar into 2023.

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.

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

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About The Author

Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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