Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

I use the  Multivariate ENSO Index , which is considered by many meteorologists to be the best overall measure of the strength of El Nino/La Nina.  The graph of MEI.v2 since 1979 is repeated here for convenience. The moderate La Nina of 2020-21 has persisted for two years. With its strongest reading of -1.9 in … Continue reading Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

2021-22 Ski Season Summary

2021-22 was overall distinctly below average, 86% of normal, due to that extreme midwinter drought. However December was the big snowfall month, allowing record U.S. skier visits along with the emergence from COVID restrictions. 2021-22 was a moderate La Nina season, and snowfall was more favorable in northern regions, notably in November, early January and … Continue reading 2021-22 Ski Season Summary

VIDEO: Combining RV Camping and Skiing at Deer Valley

Park City, UT – With the advent of multi-resort season passes like Epic and Ikon, a whole host of skiers have hit the road in 2018-19, embarking upon life-changing road trips across North America to visit ski resorts that have held a place on their bucket lists for many, many years. For those skiers who … Continue reading VIDEO: Combining RV Camping and Skiing at Deer Valley

In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

Teton Village, WY – An avalanche occurred this morning in-bounds on open terrain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in Wyoming, burying a number of skiers. The slide, which occurred in the southern end of the Expert Chutes, was reported at approximately 9:55 a.m., and Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and staff were on the scene … Continue reading In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

Newbury, NH – With 14 inches of snow coverage on Tuesday, Mount Sunapee Resort in southern New Hampshire commenced their season yesterday, a day ahead of the scheduled start with skiing on an opening day record setting 17 trails. The early morning line was long, but fast moving for those picking up season passes. The … Continue reading New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail

East Vail, CO – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has reported the death of a backcountry skier in the East Vail Chutes on Tuesday. In a media release, the Sheriff’s Office indicate that personnel responded to a backcountry medical incident at around 11:30 a.m.  where a skier went off of a jump. The skier did not … Continue reading Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail

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