Scared of missing the next day of fresh powder?
We know that devoted skiers and snowboarders are checking snow reports regularly. You could be looking for the best weekend of snow weeks from now or checking what tomorrow has in store.
This List Will Provide Some of the Best and Most Reliable Forecasting Sites:
Simple and straightforward, Snow-Forecast is easily one of the most accessible forecast sites around. With Snow-Forecast you get a range of free features. If you’re a die hard, you can depart with a measly $7 a year for full access to the great site.
Forecasts are detailed and informative. You can have it broken down into a top, mid and base altitude brackets if you desire. Alerts, webcams, live weather, history, maps, snow depth, piste, resort information and more. This is a one stop shop. You can even get email alerts for a single resort for no cost.
OpenSnow detailed and informative without being complicated. The site is easy on the eyes and well set out. Over 1.5 million skiers and snowboarders head to OpenSnow to get their forecast. The site prides itself on accurate forecast and its grass roots foundation.
Joel Gratz, the founder and CEO is based in Colorado; however, the site reports come from a network of local meteorologists scattered throughout North America’s biggest ski resorts. This means you are getting accurate reports wherever you are located. For $19 a year, you will get 10-day forecasts, no ads, time lapse snow cams, powder alerts and more. Combined with great sites like SnowPak, you can have all the information you need for your next ski trip.
This is the site for information that is easy to access. Expected snowfall from around the globe and in more specific regions is laid out in an easy to read table. This site may lack some of the more detailed info the dedicated skier wants, but it’s perfect for quick overviews.
The information you get is coming from the Australia Bureau of meteorology, so it’s fairly reliable. Some people may not like the fact the information is coming from a non-local source.
This site does provide great information about each resort. Mountain guides, trail maps, lift numbers, terrain parks and more, you also get information about anything resort related.
Another site run by a local snowboarder Chris Manly. Only selected resorts gain forecasts predicted by Chris and his dedicated team. Having said this, the site does offer detailed and easy to read forecasts, condition updates and more on all mountains around North America.
A 6-day forecast is standard on this site. Chris prides himself on detail and accuracy, and that explains a lack of detailed long-range forecasts. You get a bit of accurate long-range prediction in a verbal format alongside the complete written weekly snow forecasts. Get forecasts for specific mountains and see a range of snow forecast maps. A great site if you’re looking for more info about snow conditions on and off piste.
If that doesn’t impress you, this site has ranked #3 most visited among ski and snowboard sites on the web. This site is run by a passionate local professional. Remember, snowforecast.com shouldn’t be mixed up with snow-forecast.com!
Go forth and never miss a day of powder again!