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And You Thought Winter Was Over

Published online: Mar 19, 2012 News
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For all of you snowmobilers who thought winter was over and it was getting time to pull out the golf clubs, then you need to take a quick spin around the government's snotel website: http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/.

Several places in the Mountain West got pounded with several inches of new snow over the weekend. Up in Island Park, ID, for example, that area received 17 inches of snow in the past three days, pushing the snow depth-what's actually on the ground right now-to 83 inches as of this morning.

Down in Utah, the Brighton snotel site reports 18 inches of new snow in the past two days with an on-ground total of 53 inches.

In Wyoming at Togwotee Pass, there is 6 new inches of snow, pushing the on-ground total to 74.

A couple of snotel sites in Montana we looked at include Black Bear, just south of West Yellowstone. There is 17 inches of new snow in the past three days (and 23 inches in the past five days) with an on-ground total of 123 (yes 123) inches.

Over on the Montana/Idaho border kind of near Lost Trail Ski Resort, 12 inches of new snow have fallen in the past three days with an on-ground total of 84 inches. 

That's just a sample of what we looked at.

So be done with snowmobiling for the season if you want but we're still ready to ride.