Platinum Powder Alerts

Platinum Powder Alert Signup!

When snow conditions are right you will know it before the snow falls.  Platinum Powder Alerts are issued when snow to water ratios are expected to be 15:1 above 10,00 feet — In other words, deep dry powder. Sign up. Drive up. Dive in!

The Platinum Powder Alert system is currently offline.



  • Platinum Powder watches will be issued by email up to 5 days ahead of time.
  • Alerts will be 36 hours ahead of the event.
  • There is no cost to sign up.
  • Based on Howard’s local experience, you can expect 1-4 alerts per winter
  • Alerts are based on Howard’s interpretation of the weather forecasting guidance as an experienced hobbyist. Howard takes great care in his forecasting, but the Platinum Powder Alert forecasts will not verify 100% of the time.