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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

U.S. Ski Season Forecast: Return of La Nina?

Washington, DC – Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. Private weather forecaster Accuweather agrees. La Nina has a 55- … Continue reading U.S. Ski Season Forecast: Return of La Nina?

10 Tips to Get In Shape for Ski Season

Lakewood, CO – Plan now to set your personal record for the number of days you’ll ski and snowboard this winter by building strength, balance, and endurance into your fall fitness routine. Get in shape by following these tips from the experts at the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). “Pre-season training … Continue reading 10 Tips to Get In Shape for Ski Season

U.S. Had 2nd Warmest February and 6th Warmest Winter On Record

Washington, DC – In early February, Punxsutawney Phil, the nation’s most famous groundhog, saw his shadow and “predicted” six more weeks of winter for the U.S. He couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, an unseasonably warm February helped to boost winter temperatures for most areas east of the Rocky Mountains. And while parts of the … Continue reading U.S. Had 2nd Warmest February and 6th Warmest Winter On Record

Upgraded Facilities and a New Highway Put WV’s Canaan Valley On the Map

Davis, WV – It’s named for the Biblical region in the ancient Near East but a revamped conference center, increased snowmaking, a new tubing park and the completion of a highway have put the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center, in the town of Davis, at the top of West Virginia’s map of winter fun. About … Continue reading Upgraded Facilities and a New Highway Put WV’s Canaan Valley On the Map