January 14, 2016 Rockin’ M Snow Report

January 14, 2016 Alpine Wyoming Snow Report Rockin’ M Ranch
We picked up about an inch over night here at the cabins and still snowing lightly. The forecast is for modest amounts of snow everyday for the next five days. The local weather man is predicting 20″ for the mountains in this next series of storms over the next five days. I talked to a group that rode the bowls of squaw a few days ago. They claimed about 1 foot of new on top from last weeks series of small storms. I rode the Idaho side last week. The snow is more inconsistent in depth than I have seen in many years. Many treed North and East facing slopes will have 3-4 feet of soft powder, yet some South facing open side hills may be only 1.5 to 2′ of total snow. The warm spell in November must have created these conditions. Another foot or two and the riding should be good at all elevations in every direction. The cool temps have kept the snow soft and fun to ride.