By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Updated 1 month ago January 19, 2024

January 2024 Snowpack Update

Following a below-average start to the season, the snow machine finally turned on across the Western US during the first half of January, with numerous ski resorts picking up FEET of snow over the past 10 days. This added a healthy boost to the snowpack, especially across Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and northern New Mexico.

The map below shows the percentage 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 nearly every location in the western US.

Simply tap the "Snow Report" tab and scroll down to the "Snowpack" section.

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Sam Collentine

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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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