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First major winter storm of 2012

No Comments 21 January 2012

First major winter storm of 2012

It took a while to get started this year, but the first major winter storm of 2012 and this winter is bearing down upon Alpine Meadows as I write this. The beginning of this season certainly stands out in glaring contrast to last year’s epic early snows, but try as we might we can’t change [...]

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Alpine Weather: Storms are stacked

No Comments 28 February 2011

Alpine Weather: Storms are stacked

What a great weekend of soft powder at Alpine after picking up 4 feet on Friday.  Alpine has now received 532 inches on the season, 118% of the annual snowfall average as of February 26th.  That’s not the end as we have many more storms on the horizon, the first of which will arrive Tuesday night.  [...]

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Alpine Weather: 3-4 feet into Sat., more next week

No Comments 24 February 2011

Alpine Weather: 3-4 feet into Sat., more next week

Alpine has already picked up 484 inches on top which is around 108% of the annual snowfall average.   The storm last week was the 3rd largest 4 day storm total in Alpine’s recorded history.  That was on top of the snowiest December on record, and we aren’t done yet. We have another cold storm beginning [...]

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Alpine Weather: More snow on the way

No Comments 21 February 2011

Alpine Weather: More snow on the way

Alpine picked up an incredible 119 inches (10 ft.) in total over the past week, with the final 2 feet falling Friday into Saturday.  That is not the end of the snow as we have another storm headed our way starting on Thursday. The sun came back out on Sunday giving a much needed break from [...]

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Alpine Weather: 8 feet of snow & counting

2 Comments 18 February 2011

Alpine Weather: 8 feet of snow & counting

Alpine picked up another 47 inches in the past 24 hours!  That makes for the biggest 24 & 48 hour snowfall totals so far this season.  That makes a 4 day storm total of 106 inches and brings up to around 90% of the annual snowfall average.  Interestingly we had 105 inches the week before Thanksgiving, [...]

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Alpine Weather: Getting buried

No Comments 17 February 2011

Alpine Weather: Getting buried

Alpine Meadows picked up another 34 inches in the past 24 hours as of 6 a.m., just 1 inch shy of the biggest 24 hour total this season back on 11/20.  That brings the 3 day storm total to 54 inches(4.5 feet) so far!  We are only about halfway through this 5-6 day storm. Heavy snow is already [...]

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