The ski season is officially underway in Michigan. Ski Brule in the U.P. opened today (Fri.) at 10 am. Lift tickets are free today. They got 3″ of natural snow yesterday, a foot of natural snow this week and they already have a 36″ base of mostly powder snow. The pic. is snowmaking last night at Schuss Mt. With temps. in the teens, they were cranking out the powder. A couple of ski resorts are open in Minnesota. They are already skiing in the Rockies and West. In Colorado, Loveland, Arapahoe, Copper Mt., Breckenridge and Keystone are all open.
19.7% of the U.S. had a snowcover this (Fri.) morning…that’s well above average for the date…and look at all the snow across Canada. Air moving down from Canada is going to be cold coming off all that snow.