Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers
Washington, DC – Climate forecasters with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are officially back on board with La Niña. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued their U.S. Winter Outlook on Thursday, saying that La Niña is expected to influence winter conditions this year. After dismissing the idea of a La Niña pattern … Continue reading NOAA Issues Winter Weather Outlook
Washington, DC – Leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping…but when’s it going to snow? Snowfall has already graced some higher elevations in the western U.S. this year, but we know that you’re anxiously awaiting the first flakes in your own neck of the woods. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released an … Continue reading So, When’s It Going to Snow?
State College, PA – Skiers and snowboarders frustrated by last winter’s record-setting warm and dry conditions in the Northeast and Midwest will likely rejoice, after hearing Accuweather’s forecast for the winter ahead. Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has downgraded the strength of the La Niña event predicted for this winter. In an outlook … Continue reading Accuweather Predicts Cold, Snowy Winter in the Northeast
Boulder, CO – Forecasts are starting to come out for the ski season ahead, and while some of our readers will be rejoicing with powder-filled dreams, others will likely be left crying in their après-ski beers. Our friends at OpenSnow.com have released their forecast for the ski season ahead. OpenSnow founding meteorologist Joel Gratz and his team … Continue reading Ski Season Forecast: Snowy in the Northeast, Mixed Bag in the West
Salt Lake City, UT – While we are all dreaming of snow to start to our 2015-16 ski season, now is a perfect time to read Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and around the World ($21.95 ISBN/ASIN 0874219507) by Dr. Jim Steenburgh, professor of atmospheric science … Continue reading Secrets of the Greatest Snow On Earth
Atlanta, GA – Are you ready for Winter Storm Athena? The Weather Channel, a television network to which skiers and riders are often tuned during the winter season, has announced a plan to name winter storms throughout the 2012-13 season similar to a practice employed by the National Hurricane Center for tropical systems. Mimicking a … Continue reading The Weather Channel to Name Winter Storms