Everyone talks about the weather, but no one ever DOES anything about it


I know. It’s Tuesday and usually I do the Weekly High Five Report on Tuesdays. Not to worry. That’s coming. But I also wanted to say a little something about the weather this morning.

The Olympics stole our snow last night

It did not snow last night. It’s hard to imagine how a moisture plume such as the one on the radar yesterday could fall apart without bringing much to the mountains. But such is life in the ski industry. We’re like farmers–obsessed about the weather, needing just the right mix of snow and sun and lack of wind to provide the very best product we can. This week the weather needs to hold it together.

We are forecasted for snow, but we’re also going to get some rain too. And rain is never good at a ski area.

Earlier it looked like the first part of the week would bring the best conditions and now it’s looking like later in the week will be better. The rain–if it really does come in, the forecast keeps changing–should be here tonight and tomorrow. Then it should change to snow and start dumping. Thursday and Friday could be excellent days.

Today is still going to be a fun day. Southback has plenty of fresh lines and the rest of the mountain is soft and skiing well. But I promised THE DAY today, and I was off my one. So far, THE DAY was yesterday. But by the looks of it, Thursday could be next in line.


6 responses »

  1. Back in 2010 here in Vancouver we got hit by El Niño and ended up with the summer Olympics instead of the winter one 😦 so sick and tired of this year too! it’s been nothing but rain for the past two weeks 😦

  2. Yesterday morning in Pickhandle Basin was truly amazing. The bond of the new snow to the old pack looks excellent. Great powder turns after a beautiful dawn climb. Here’s hoping that the weather man delivers later in the week.

  3. Who cares about the weather or the conditions or how blower it might be. Every day on snow is a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is always something good to do, except for folks that are fixed on a prize or an objective or whatever they want so bad, but maybe it’s not the day, week, month or even the year for. Fair weather skiing and all time conditions are over rated. “No Bad snow, only bad skiers” Doug Coombs.

    No bad days, it’s just that sometimes days may be better, and it’s always good somewhere, just got to think outside of the box a little. It sure is great to slide down a mountain or just be out in terrain, any day of the week, in any conditions, just make sure you are where you should be and you can always have a good day. Maybe you don’t have the snow you are dreaming about, well it still won’t be bad, it just might be different, Just be glad your out and adapting to whats there. In my mind it’s always been better then sitting at a desk or just wondering what it might of been with out just taking a look.

    Happy holidays, may your new year be blessed with the best descents of your life regardless of the snow quality!!!!

    Snow and mountains rule!!!!!!!!!!

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