El Niño Predicted to Bring Exceptional Snowfall This 2023-2024 Ski Season
EL NIÑO MEANS SNOW
After three consecutive La Niña winters, experts are 95% confident that El Niño will stick around for the 2023-2024 Winter ski season. This phenomenon, characterized by warmer-than-average Pacific Ocean waters, has far-reaching effects on global weather patterns, including snowfall in the United States.
The last El Niño of 2015-2016 brought abundant snowfall to the U.S.—delighting Winter sports enthusiasts. And this year’s El Niño won’t be any different! With an increase in precipitation in the West and along the California coast, the mountains of this area will see higher-than-average snowfall. More snowfall means, MORE POWDER DAYS ON THE SLOPES!
SNOW IS ALREADY FALLING
Many mountain towns and resorts throughout the Rockies have already registered their first snowfall—from Taos and Park City to Big Sky and Breckenridge! With the promise of fresh powder and a longer Winter, it's important to start planning your trip to the mountain now.
SKI DESTINATIONS, OPENING DATES, TICKETS & PASSES
Don't risk getting stuck in long lines or missing out on the fresh powder, book your lift tickets in advance!
Deer Valley Resort - Park City
Park City Mountain - Park City
Big Sky Resort - Big Sky
Breckenridge Ski Resort - Breckenridge
Keystone Ski Resort - Breckenridge
Mammoth Mountain - Mammoth Lakes
Palisades Ski Resort - Lake Tahoe
Northstar Ski Resort - Lake Tahoe
Sun Valley Ski Resort - Sun Valley
Taos Ski Valley - Taos
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For more destination-specific information, check out our Ultimate Ski Guides:
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Part 2: Lake Tahoe & Park City>>>
Part 3: Big Sky & Sun Valley>>>
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