25 Inch Storm Total on the Upper Mountain, More Storms Lined Up

Category: Weather
Storm Totals:

Yesterday we saw rain at the base and snow above 7,000 feet through most of the day. We were able to pick up an additional 7 inches of snow on the upper mountain before the snow levels rose above the top last night. Then we had some rain showers last night on the mountain. Before the snow level rise, we had a storm total of 25 inches on the upper mountain. That will help to get some additional terrain open up top.

25 Inch Storm Total
Ski Patrol preparing to open more terrain thanks to the 25" storm. Photo: November 23, 2018
The Weekend:

We are expecting the sun to come out on Saturday and to stay through Monday.  High temperatures in the 40's on the mountain through the period.  Overnight lows in the 20's should allow for the snow guns to fire back up and to continue to try and expand terrain.

More Storms:
Incoming Weather - Snow Storms at Squaw Alpine Next Week

We have 2 more storms on the way this week. The first one moves in Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night. This storm is warmer and weaker. We could see snow levels start around 8,000 feet Tuesday and fall to the base by Wednesday morning. Only expecting 2-4 inches of snow on the mountain from this storm.

A stronger and colder storm may push in by Wednesday night and last through the day on Thursday. This storm has the potential to bring 1-2 feet of snow to the mountain, so we will be tracking it closely the next few days.


The forecast models are split on whether or not we see a final storm next weekend, or we begin a pattern change to drier weather for the first week of December.

We could see additional storms the first week of December, but the pattern looks like it may be better for storms the 2nd week of December.