That is a hard one. Normally it wasn't an issue for me, but this past season I decided to count September 29 as the first day of 2021-22 as it was closer to the new season than the old. Plus it was snowing and October 1 was a mini powder day.Tony, do you have a cut-off date for 21-22 vs 22-23?
Perhaps 'new' snow begins the new season - even if manmade? Not sure how to count indoor snow as to new or not though.
Not sure, but I'm probably going to do the opposition for my Australia days and included all in 2021-22 even if I should get my October there. Basically my 2021-22 will be longer than 365 days.
I agree with the Oct 1 rule with few exceptions. The new snow season in the Northern Hemisphere is a good indicator, but hard to draw a definite line on this as I skied powder at Stelvio (Italy) in August 2011 plus one day in each August and September 2020 in the Alberta Rockies.I say rule of thumb is Oct. 1. It would be extremely rare to be skiing northern hemisphere new snow before then. It also conveniently puts nearly all of the southern winter within the same season.
How many ski areas are only open in the Summer time? Taking the train out of Zürich the previous day, my driving through Italy’s South Tyrol to go skiing made it the fourth country in less th…