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Bluebird Glory After The Storm

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Snowboarding News | Thursday January 12, 2017 | Shared By: Jackson Hole

Whew! Its been a big week here at Jackson Hole. We had all-time stormy conditions directly into blue bird powder. We teamed up with JHMR athlete Mark Carter during the storm cycle to bring you a fun and stormy edit. Then today there is nothing better than fresh powder in sunny conditions after a massive, multi-day storm. Find some interesting stats from the JH Avalanche Center below.

“This storm brought 40 inches to the upper elevations and 21 inches to the base of the resort. At the upper elevations, this season continues to be our second best in over 40 years with respect to both snow depths and season snowfall totals for Rendezvous Bowl. Yesterday’s snow depth of 42 inches at the base tied a record for the deepest depth on that date (1/11).”

-Bob Comey, JH Avalanche Center



  • This is the second deepest January to date (behind 1997).

  • The mid elevations are well above average for snow depth and snowfall, and are ranking in the top 5 deepest in JHMR’s history.

  • The Raymer Snow Plot has been around for 20 years – and so far this season has been the deepest year in that plot’s history.

  • Snowfall is trailing behind the epic winter of 1996/7 otherwise known as “ninety-sick, ninety-heaven”, and in that season Rendezvous Bowl received 225 inches of snow in December (December 2016 – 155 inches) and 180 inches in January 1997.



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