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The Flakes Podcast

A weekly lighthearted discussion of Mountain Weather including storm forecasts, conditions, industry news, events, and unique interviews.

Tracks

Episode 46: We're Ba-ack! - 11/22/2023
1:10 - Welcome Back!, 3:40 - Caleb's Winter Dream, 10:50 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports, 16:40 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecast, 21:50 - Long Range Snowfall Forecast.
29:00 11/22/2022
Episode 45: Bye Bye Frustrating Winter! - 4/5/2022
5:40 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports, 10:05 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 21:20 - Top Ten Snowfall List, 24:40 - Long Range Snowfall Discussion, 29:45 - Measuring Snow by Combining Ski Resorts?, 31:00 - See You Next Season!
32:29 04/05/2022
Episode 44: End of Season Boom or Bust? - 3/29/2022
8:30 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports, 13:00 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 27:00 - Long Range Snowfall Discussion, 29:30 - Update Top 10 Snowfall List.
35:01 03/29/2022
Episode 43: Western Heat Wave - 3/22/2022
4:20 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports, 12:45 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 23:00 - Long Range Snowfall Discussion, 28:25 - The New Top 10 Snowfall List, 32:00 - Western Snowpack Report.
38:31 03/22/2022
Episode 42: The Fun Continues in the Pacific NW & Rockies - 3/15/2022
3:45 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports, 23:00 - Weather Weirding in CA, 26:40 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 42:40 - Top 10 Snowfall List, 55:00 - Long Range Discussion.
63:10 03/15/2022
Episode 41: Snow Skips CA & Hits the Rockies - 3/8/2022
3:30 - 5 Day Powfinder Reports, 15:50 - Top 10 Snowfall List, 21:30 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 38:30 - Long Range Snowfall Discussion, 45:30 - A Tribute to Mom.
47:40 03/08/2022
Episode 40: Here Comes March - 3/1/2022
1:40 - 5 Day Powfinder Reports, 8:10 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecasts, 21:40 - Long Range Snowfall Discussion.
26:09 03/01/2022
Episode 39: A Cold & Snowy West! - 2/22/2022
2:00 - Mike gets stuck over Donner Pass, 4:30 - 5-day Powfinder Reports, 17:10 - 5-day Snowfall Forecasts, 27:30 - Long Range Forecast Discussion, 35:00 - Mike makes it home safely.
42:27 02/22/2022
Episode 38: OpenSnow Special - Talking Snow with Caroline Gleich - 2/18/2022
OpenSnow's Utah Forecaster Evan Thayer sits down with Pro Skier & OpenSnow Athlete Caroline Gleich to talk about skiing, weather, career, some personal trials, and other interesting topics.
52:41 02/18/2022
Episode 37: Pray For Snow - 2/14/2022
3:20 - Talking Snow with The Skiing Rabbi, 16:00 - Live From A Closet in Red Lodge, 19:00 - 5-Day Powfinder Reports, 26:45 - 5-Day Snowfall Forecasts, 39:10 - Long-Range Snowfall Outlook, 41:35 - Snow Will Break Your Heart.
44:09 02/15/2022
Episode 36: Enchanting Snow In New Mexico - 2/8/2022
0:50 - Discussing the 3-foot dump in New Mexico, 12:20 - 5 Day Powfinder Reports, 26:00 - 5 Day Powder Forecast, 35:15 - Long Range Weather Discussion, 43:15 - Top 10 Snowfall List, 49:45 - Hugs.
50:21 02/08/2022
Episode 35: OpenSnow Special - Talking Snow with Cody Townsend - 2/2/2022
In this episode, BA sits down with Pro Skier & OpenSnow Athlete Cody Townsend to chat about skiing, The Fifty Project, weather, life, and a look at Cody's career & future goals.
53:54 02/03/2022
Episode 34: Big Snow in the (Pre-1803) West - 2/1/2022
4:00 - Discussion of the Western Dry Spell, 8:30 - The Winter of Extremes, 13:50 - 5 Day Powfinder Reports, 19:20 - Discussion with Zach Butler on Recent Northeast Storms, 26:00 - 5 Day Powfinder Continues, 32:15 - Living Groundhog Day the Movie, 34:15 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecast Discussion, 58:15 - Long-Range Snowfall Forecast Discussion.
62:42 02/01/2022
Episode 33: Talking Snow with The Digital Horseman - 1/24/2022
3:40 - Interview with the Luke Ratto, The Digital Horseman for Ski Utah, 27:40 - 5-Day Snowfall Forecasts by Ski Region, 38:20 - Long Range Weather Discussion.
44:40 01/25/2022
Episode 32: Western Winds of Change - 1/17/2022
3:00 – Volcanos & weather, 6:00 – The Nor’Easters, 11:00 – 5-Day Pow Finder report, 28:00 – 5-Day Snowfall Forecast by ski region, 35:30 – Pattern changes coming to the West, 40:30 – Where to chase powder this Week.
44:58 01/18/2022
Episode 31: Skiing The Nobs & Porkies - 1/11/2022
2:30 – Powder Chaser Steve Updates Us On His Adventures, 14:40 – Skiing The Nobs & Porkies, 26:54 – 5-Day Powder Reports, 36:30 – 5-Day Powder Forecasts, 41:00 - Long-Range Weather Outlook.
46:49 01/11/2022
Episode 30: A Trip To Wyoming & The Rockies - 1/4/2022
1:50 - 5-Day Pow Finder Report, 4:30 – A Trip to Wyoming with Alan Smith, 19:00 – Utah Powder Report with Evan, 27:20 – Colorado Snowfall Discussion, 35:19 – BA Gets Sick & Leaves, 35:44 – 5-Day Powder Forecast, 48:50 – Long-Range Discussion, 51:45 – Where To Chase Powder This Week.
53:45 01/04/2022
Episode 29: Chasing Record Sierra Pow - 12/28/2021
1:30 – Chasing Record Sierra Pow w/ Powderchaser Steve, 22:30 – Impressive CA Snowfall Totals, 45:50 – 5-Day Pow Finder Report, 53:30 – 5-Day Powder Forecast
62:12 12/28/2021
Episode 28: Holiday Snow Party! - 12/21/2021
0:30 - Snow Party!, 2:45 - 5 Day Powfinder Report, 15:00 - Tahoe Got Buried, 18:00 - 5 Day Powder Forecast, 33:45 - Arctic Blast, 36:45 - Long-Range Outlook, 37:45 - Holiday Travel, 43:00 - Another Snow Party!
43:35 12/21/2021
Episode 27: Big Snows, Atmospheric Rivers, & Snow Levels - 12/14/2021
0:30 - Discussion on Snow Level Forecasting, 8:00 - Discussion on Atmospheric River Events, 19:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Reports for Each Ski State, 28:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for Each Ski State, 43:50 – Long Range Forecast Discussion, 46:00 – Where Would You Go Skiing Tomorrow?, 49:00 – Discussion of the Changes Coming to OpenSnow and Why. (sorry for a little distortion this week)
56:36 12/14/2021
Episode 26: Western Flip to Winter - 12/7/2021
4:50 - 5 Day Snowfall Reports for each ski region, 9:30 - 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for each ski region, 26:30 - Long Range snow forecast discussion for the U.S. ski regions.
40:42 12/07/2021
Episode 25: OpenSnow Special - Talking Snow w/ Chris Davenport - 12/6/2021
OpenSnow Meteorologist Sam Collentine is joined by Pro Skier & OpenSnow Athlete Chris Davenport to discuss how his skiing career has evolved over the past two decades, backcountry ski adventures, best practices for chasing powder, skiing in Europe and Japan compared to the United States and Canada, how to get started in skiing, and much more.
38:07 12/07/2021
Episode 24: When Will Winter Start in the West? - 11/30/2021
3:30 - Our backgrounds, 8:30 - 5-day snowfall reports by state, 15:30 - 5-day snowfall forecast for each ski region, 23:00 - Long-range discussion.
32:06 11/30/2021
Episode 23: Chasing Snow in The Northeast - 11/27/2021
1:00 - Discussion of the conditions in CA & UT. 5:30 - Rundown of Open Ski Resorts around the U.S. 18:00 - Snowfall Forecast discussion for the U.S. ski areas over the next 10 days (lack of snow in the West). 25:00 - Discussion on Cold & Snow in the Northeast. 28:30 - Chasing Snow in the Northeast. 31:00 - Big Snows in Alaska. 
39:03 11/27/2021
Episode 22: Big October Storm & Winter Preview - 10/23/2021
Welcome back! A look at the big October storm headed for the West Coast and a preview of what the 2021/22 winter season could bring.
49:10 10/22/2021
Episode 21: The Sun Sets On The Season - 4/6/2021
3:30 – April 1st Snowpack Numbers Around the West, 18:30 – Snowfall vs Snowpack in the Sierra, 25:00 – A Look Back at the Fall Forecast, 30:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Reports for Each Ski Region, 32:00 – Top 10 List for Season Snowfall Totals, 36:30 – Weather Discussion for the Rest of April, 43:30 – Final Sign-off of the Season.
45:53 04/06/2021
Episode 20: Winding Down Winter - 3/30/2021
2:00 – Interview with Lisa Nigon from Homewood Ski Resort & Marina, 35:45 – 5 Day Snowfall Reports for Each Ski Region, 45:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for Each Ski Region, 56:35 – Long Range Discussion.
63:46 03/30/2021
Episode 19: Skiing Half Dome! - 3/23/2021
3:00 – Skiing Half Dome, 14:00 – Survey Results, 27:25 – 5 Day Snowfall Report for Each Ski Region, 46:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for Each Ski Region, 54:20 – Making Bad Bets, 1:00:28 – Long Range Discussion.
67:10 03/23/2021
Episode 18: The Week of The Giants - 3/16/2021
7:30 – Snowfall Reports for Each Ski Region, 20:00 – Top 10 List for Season to Date Snowfall, 30:30 Snowpack Numbers for the Western States, 42:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for Each Ski Region, 50:00 – Long Range Discussion.
56:25 03/16/2021
Episode 17: What In The Denver? - 3/8/2021
2:00 – 5 Day Snowfall Reports for Each Ski Region, 7:30 – 5 Day Snowfall Forecast for Each Ski Region, 19:20 – Discussion of Big Snow Possible for Eastern CO & Denver, 27:00 – Long Range Forecast Discussion, 30:10 – A Thank You To Our Listeners!
33:21 03/09/2021