Here's something we haven't seen around here in a while, SNOTEL stations with above median snowpack water equivalent. Paraphrasing Gordon Gecko, "green is good" (blue is even better) and there's quite a bit of it on the map below. Relative to median, here are a few specific numbers: Snowbird 95%, Brighton 128%, Thaynes Canyon 116%, Mill D North 72%, Ben Lomond Peak 135%, Ben Lomond Trail 191%.
It's early in the season, so percentages like those can be a bit misleading. For instance, a station with 2 inches of snowpack water equivalent on the ground and a median of 1 inch is at 200% of median. Thus, a better metric is the actual water content of the snow on the ground. If we consider 5 inches to be the start of early season skiing, as a friend mentioned to me the other day, the following sites mentioned above are now above that mark: Snowbird (5.3), Brighton (5.5), Thaynes Canyon (5.1), and Ben Lomond (6.5).
A special shoutout to Ben Lomond Trail which at 5972 ft sits at 4.2 inches of water equivalent. Looks like North Fork Park is now grooming for skinny skiing, although the nordic center is not open yet for rentals. See http://www.ogdennordic.com/.
Enjoy the early season bounty and keep the snow dances going.