Winter Storm Jayden is currently hitting the Midwest with freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions, blanketing ski areas and resorts in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana with fresh snow—and painfully low temperatures.
Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac, Michigan, has received an impressive 18 inches in the last 48 hours. Neighboring Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan, has also seen 18 inches of fresh powder since Sunday, January 27. Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan, has been enjoying nine inches of new snow.
Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Resort in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, has been skiing in 6 inches of new snow that has fallen in the last 72 hours. Alpine Valley might be small—only boasting 90 skiable acres—but a powder day is powder day, regardless of a ski area's size. Indiana's Paoli Peaks also received 6 inches.
Up north at Alaska's Alyeska Resort, skiers have been reaping the benefits of 46 inches in the past seven days. Alyeska, which receives upwards of 670 inches of snow annually, is currently reporting a 48-inch base at the middle of the mountain.
Montana's Big Sky Resort also recently saw a large storm, recording 40 inches of new snow in the past seven days. Big Sky is now recording a 78-inch upper base.