From now on, WSF forecasts can be found at https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/utah
Please access the forecast using the above link and bookmark it or download the OpenSnow app for future reference. Winter is on our doorstep!
What changes for you?
If you typically read the forecasts here, then it’s just the web address of where the forecasts are found that is changing. That’s all. The content of the forecasts themselves will still be the same and all social media channels will remain the same.
Why the change?
The reasons for the change are simple. It’s takes a lot of extra time for me to write for and answer questions on two separate sites. With my full-time job, trying to ski as much as possible, and my domestic responsibilities, it was becoming just a bit too much for me to handle. Having one location will simplify things drastically and allow me to focus on the things I enjoy the most: forecasting, skiing, and spending time with my family. Previously, I was relying on the generosity of site sponsorship and donations from readers to keep the site up and running. I now don’t have to do that.
OpenSnow offers a wide range of additional functionality that I could never have provided on WSF alone. Aside from the forecast discussions you already enjoy, OpenSnow has individual (and detailed) forecasts for all ski resorts in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. We also have a network of forecasters similar to myself that will provide forecast discussions to help you plan your powder days. There is also a wide array of webcam images. You can customize a dashboard to just see the resorts you want to see all in one place. Then, you can set specific snowfall alerts to let you know when it has snowed or is snowing. There is also a great app available for Android and iOS to take this all with you in your pocket.
Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that more and more of my readers were reading on OpenSnow rather than WSF, so this move makes sense. Hopefully you all enjoy the new look and functionality but find comfort in the familiar forecasts I provide.