The story behind the photo: Sam Hamilton

This terrific powder shot by Sam Hamilton placed top #3 in our 2021 Instagram spring photo contest. We tracked down the winners to get their stories behind the photos. Here are the words by Sam Hamilton: “Even low-snow years have their perfect days!  After weeks of storms passing to our north only providing us only…

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Full Circle 2022

The Community Snow Observations (CSO) project relies on a community…it’s in the name. Our community is made up of outdoor enthusiasts and snow professionals. Those involved are motivated by a love for snow, science, or both. When you’re out in the backcountry and look around, really look around, what and who do you see? Is…

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Living Snow Project

pink snow algae

The Living Snow Project (LSP) is a citizen science program housed at Western Washington University that studies “watermelon snow,” or snow algae.

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