By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 4 months ago December 12, 2023

West Coast Hype Train - The Flakes Podcast

In this week's episode of The Flakes Podcast, BA, Mike, and Evan catch up with Powderchaser Steve before talking with OpenSnow Meteorologist Alan Smith about forecasting for the Teton Range in Wyoming and British Columbia. They then get into the deepest snow reports, the top snow forecasts for the next week, and the hype surrounding the end of December.

The Flakes Podcast is sponsored by Arc'teryx. Arc’teryx is a global design company based in the Coast Mountains, specializing in technical high-performance apparel, outerwear, and equipment. Everything they create has enduring purpose. They remain focused on solving problems and sharing knowledge that allows more people to get outdoors and to experience the transformative power of being outside, and in the mountains. Visit to learn more or check out their upcoming Alpine Backcountry Academy taking place from Feb 23 through February 25, 2024, in Whistler, British Columbia.

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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