The first big storm cycle of the winter just buried the Pacific Northwest, dumping more than 8 feet of snow in the last two weeks.
“The northern Cascades have been the spot to chase powder so far this winter,” says Steven Conney, from Powderchasers.com, a snow forecasting website. “There’s been a significant storm almost every other day from just after Christmas through the first week of the new year.”
The focus of what he calls an “atmospheric river of moisture” has been right along the U.S.-Canada border. Washington State’s Mount Baker Ski Area and British Columbia’s Whistler-Blackcomb got the most of it, with both recording around 8 feet of snow. Steven’s Pass and Crystal Mountain did well too, says Conney.
“Crystal went from seeing thin spots in late December to…