This Century’s First Triple-Dip La Nina is on the Way

Powderchasers, it’s time to stop wearing your pajamas inside out and throwing ice cubes down the loo. Your superstitious rituals may have just paid off! A weather phenomenon known as La Nina, is forecast for a “triple-dip” this winter season—meaning cooler winter temps and greater average snowfall in the Rockies.

What is La Nina?

A La Nina is characterized by cooler-than-normal surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific Ocean that push cold winds northward. La Nina winters are typically associated with greater precipitation—especially in the Northwestern United States.

The “Triple-Dip” La Nina forecast, termed by meteorologists, predicts a greater than 90% chance that La Nina conditions will occur again this winter—becoming this century’s first “triple-dip.” This is great news for skiers and riders as this should create excellent winter weather conditions in the western United States for the season.

La Nina should produce excellent snow conditions for the 2022/2023 season. [Photo Credit: Glade Optics]

Cooler winter temps in the Rockies means longer lasting snow. [Photo Credit: christiannafzger]

Book Early

Cooler temps and greater-than-average snowfall should deliver some of the best ski and boarding conditions we’ve seen in years. So skiers and riders should get prepped. Start by keeping your eyes on the weather, purchasing your lift tickets in advance, and booking your accommodations now to get the best deals.

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to secure your spot before selection dwindles. Don’t miss out on one of the most epic winters we’ve seen in years—book now!

Greater-than-average snowfall means more powder days. [Photo Credit: skibreck]

This ski season is going to be epic, don't miss out! [Photo Credit: Holly Mandarich]

Snow is Already Falling

Many mountain towns throughout the Rockies have already registered their first snow—from Park City to Big Sky to Sun Valley to Breckenridge. And as we all know, there’s no substitute for early snow. Winter is calling, so book your next winter vacation today.

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