The West has been lucky this winter, with heavy snowfall continuing to blanket Utah, Colorado, and California. Eastern states like Vermont and New York have joined the powder party and are starting to see their fair share of new snow, too.

In southwestern Colorado, skiers at Silverton Mountain have been enjoying five feet of fresh snow, which has accumulated over the past week. Silverton, which averages 400 inches of snow per year, is currently reporting a 72-inch base at mid-mountain.

Colorado's Beaver Creek Resort has received 22 inches in the past week, and is anticipating another 17 inches in the next five days. Aspen skiers have been enjoying 30 inches of new snow, which fell over the past week.

Alta, Utah, which currently boasts an impressive 106-inch base, received 74 inches over seven days. Little Cottonwood Canyon closed on Monday, January 21, and Alta was unable to open for the day. Alta lifted the interlodge and reopened on January 22, offering epic conditions to lucky skiers who were fortunate enough to make it up the canyon.


It’s been deep at Alta. PHOTO: Rocko Menzyk

Skiers staying down the road at Snowbird got to reap the benefits of an interlodge and country club situation in 22 inches of fresh powder on January 22.

An impressive 55 inches of fresh snow has also fallen over the last five day at Utah's Solitude Mountain.

Back East in Vermont, skiers at Killington enjoyed 19 inches of powder thanks to winter storm Harper on January 21. In New York at resorts and ski areas like Labrador Mountain and Snow Ridge, over 16 inches of snow has been reported.

California is still continuing to receive heavy snowfall, with resorts like Heavenly and Northstar reporting 18 inches in the last 72 hours and 16 inches, respectively.