Flow Snowboarding Snow Report: The Polar Vortex

Snow Report flow snowboarding polar vortex
Although some places in North America have not had the best start to winter, the outlook is changing. Developing now is what some meteorologists call the “Polar Vortex”, which could result in one of the coldest winters North America has seen in quite some time. But this is a snowboard blog! All we care about is where is the snow and when can I go? – Not to worry, we are here to help.

What is the Polar Vortex doing?

There is an extreme cold front moving from the east coast of North America to the west. This cold air is pushing through the land causing very low temperatures. Quite often, low temperatures = snow. Currently this cold weather is located in the midwest moving east and snow is surely to follow.

Will there be snow on my mountain?

Unless you live on the mountain itself, it can be difficult to tell if there is snow on your local mountain and if it is even open. To check the snow reports and mountain hours, it is best to refer to a snow report website. At these websites, you can check the snow report by region and also see what mountains are open. These sites are a great way to plan and prepare for your trip to the mountains.

Here are some Snow Report Websites:

It sounds cold, What do I need?

This colder weather means having the essentials. Making sure you have layers and warm socks is key. Luckily, Flow has checklist of everything you need in order to have an awesome time on the mountain.

-Check our Flow-How post: 10 Things You Need to Snowboard

Weather can be very unpredictable, so be sure to take advantage of this storm and its snow. Get your gear and get out on the mountain!


-Come join us at Flow!