What do you want from a ski report? My staff members are in charge of our area ski report. They do the radio spots, fill in the website information and prepare and record the phone message and update it through the day.
1. Do you prefer a set of numbers for new snowfall taken from a mid-mountain snow study plot or are you more interested in how things are skiing? (Please discuss if you have opinions)
2. Often we are said to be under-reporting new snow because our mid-mountain snow study plot shows a smaller number than what is actually wind loaded into areas that are 1000 vert. feet higher and lee slopes. Is using a set number like (we received 2.6" new snow) instead of something like we received 2-5" new snow in favored areas more to your liking? (Please discuss if you have opinions)
3. We do our initial reports at 5:30 am and then are busy with a/c work and cannot get a full update until after 9:30 or 10:00. How important is a 7:30/8:00 update to you when it comes to making a go/no go skiing decision? (Please discuss if you have opinions)
4. Do you Twitter and would Twitter updates be something you would use? (Please discuss if you have opinions) In all I am very pleased with what my folks have been producing and it has the added benefit of reducing missed forecasts as one of them is into the office most every day at 4:00-5:00. We are trying to iron out the above difficulties and any input would be appreciated. Thanks