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Your weekly lighthearted discussion of mountain weather including storm updates, snow forecasts, snow reports, recent ski conditions, industry news, and ski industry interviews.

The Flakes Podcast The Flakes Podcast

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

Your weekly lighthearted discussion of mountain weather including storm updates, snow forecasts, snow reports, recent ski conditions, industry news, and ski industry interviews.

    Season Finale!

    Season Finale!

    OpenSnow.com presents a light-hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) BA, Mike, & Evan! This week The Flakes discuss late-season snow, a healthy western snowpack, and an eclipse in the east.
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    • 38 min
    Snowy Start to April

    Snowy Start to April

    OpenSnow.com presents a light-hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) BA, Mike, & Evan! This week The Flakes discuss an active spring pattern with snow falling across the country. They talk to Powder Chaser Steve as he continues to chase snow through the West, but may chase the eclipse next week. They go through some of the big snowfall reports from the past week, and look at all the places it will snow during the first week of April.
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    • 26 min
    Out Like a Lion

    Out Like a Lion

    OpenSnow.com presents a light-hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) BA, Mike, & Evan! This week The Flakes discuss and active spring pattern with snow falling across the country. They talk to Powder Chaser Steve as he continues to chase snow through the west. The Flakes take a look at a miraculous comeback concerning snowpacks across the West. They also look at the biggest snow of the year for New England and what that means for their spring skiing. BA temporarily gets possessed by an alien.
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    • 34 min
    A False Spring

    A False Spring

    OpenSnow.com presents a light-hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) BA, Mike, & Evan! This week The Flakes discuss how their last week went with a couple of fun stories regarding skiing... and some mishaps. They talk to Powder Chaser Steve as he's in SoCal for a work conference. They discuss the impressive snowfall reports across the Front Range & Desert Southwest. The prospect for a Winter comeback across most of the country looms for the end of March as most areas will once again see the beginnings of an active week into next week. They talk about how a False Spring might rule the weather going into early April.
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    • 26 min
    Big Snow on the Front Range?

    Big Snow on the Front Range?

    OpenSnow.com presents a light-hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) BA, Mike, & Evan! This week The Flakes talk about the potential for a big snowstorm for the Front Range of Colorado and down in New Mexico. They talk to Powder Chaser Steve and give some of their best practices for chasing powder. They talk about the notable snowfall reports from the last week, about the snow forecasts for the upcoming week, and what the rest of March could bring.
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    • 28 min
    The Fluff Factor

    The Fluff Factor

    OpenSnow.com presents a light hearted discussion of mountain weather with your hosts (and OpenSnow forecasters) Evan, Mike, & a beardless BA! These Flakes are not only OpenSnow forecasters but also experts in the field. In this episode, special guest, Powder Chaser Steve, will be sharing his wild chasing stories including a tree with a vengence.
    The Flakes discuss the missing Fluff Factor in the California snowfall totals and delve into the top 10 snowfall list. Whether you're a skiing enthusiast or simply love the magic of snow, this episode will provide you with all the snowy details you need.
    Stay tuned as the Flakes unveil some fun facts, laughs, and speculate on a hot tub marketing scheme. So grab a warm beverage, cozy up, and join up on this snowy journey.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Pooptoopscoop ,

Great Content

Didn’t think I’d be so entertained listening to people talking about weather.

SkierGolfer ,

Sounds like drunk college kids

Not professional at all. OpenSnow is a serious app for diehard skiers. Why do you think we want to hear this drivel? Where is the weather discussion? The stupid giggles and laughs is a waste of time. By the way, I’ve been a paid subscriber for seven years. This podcast does not help your brand image in any way. Please be professional.

Bmiltenberg ,

New show format ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Loved the new show format kicking off in dec 2023. Previous episodes were too filled with previous 5-day totals going resort by resort, for an audience who is like already well versed in that information.

Loved the idea of making the show itself a conversation about larger weather concepts and events (orographics) etc than about the simple numbers we all see within the open snow app.

I’d love to further see the regional forecasters come in and explain what makes their regions overall—and particular resorts within them—tick in terms of desired ideal weather patterns, like Evan did for Alta in this one.

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