2022 Spring Spectacular
Jones team highlights from an epic April in the Western US.
Winter 2022 has been a tricky one to pin down in North America. By the numbers it’s been a drought season everywhere except Alaska, but the sporadic storm cycles that did come through have stoked the fire at the perfect time.
Many regions saw winter roar to life earlier than usual with a fat dump end-of-October. Yet as fast as it turned on, it turned right back off, leaving ranges like the Sierra completely high and dry for the next two months until another massive storm cycle barreled through end-of-December.
Thank our lucky stars for those two storms because the dry spell returned with the new year. Only a few regions saw any snow at all January to March. Pow turns were a precious commodity for awhile there.
But just when winter seemed on the ropes again, April came in with an attitude! From Alaska to California potent storms have been pushing through every few days making April one of the best powder cycles of the season.
The Jones team has been frothing for faceshots since it turned back on and we’re fired up to share some highlights from their best recent days. So here’s stoke from AK to Mammoth, by way of Baker and the Tetons, to inspire you to get out there and get some before it’s gone!
More snow fell in April in the Sierra than January, February and March combined! It was a month to remember for Jimmy Goodman, Inaki Odriozola, Forrest Shearer and the Mammoth crew.