High pressure predominates with normal to above average temperatures. There is not sufficient snow to ski/ride the backcountry, nor create avalanches.
For Flagstaff, this fall has been the 4th warmest on record and the driest on record. New record high temperatures were set over the Thanksgiving holiday. We did get a couple of dustings earlier this fall, but the peaks are now virtually snow-free. Do a snow dance, burn some skis, pray for snow. As soon as we get a backcountry base and avalanches become possible, we will update this summary and send out text/email alerts. Sign up for alerts.
Near and Above Treeline:n/a
Arizona Snowbowl is making snow and open. "Currently, uphill travel on terrain within the Arizona Snowbowl ski area is unavailable due to mountain operations and construction projects."
Later this week and into the weekend... "the high pressure ridge begins to expand further across the western U.S. with dry weather and warming trend and calmer winds into the weekend. By Saturday, temperatures will return to 5 to 10 degrees above normal." -NWS, Flagstaff