Steamboat is one of the few locations for which I have daily data. I constructed my "6+ inch day" model using Steamboat, Jay Peak and Squaw Valley, which have similar average snowfall but varied incidence. It works because 6 inches seems to be the level of snowfall where incidence is similar. To no surprise the incidence of 12+ inches is nearly twice as high at Squaw as at Steamboat. The flip side is the greater likelihood of small consistent snows in Colorado. Steamboat's lowest month in the entire data set (22 years) was 16.5 inches. 16% of Jay's months and 18% of Squaw's were lower than that.
So if Finndog
he's living in the right place.
I was unable to read the link, but I have extensive data for both El Nino/La Nina and Steamboat and stand by what I posted in #81 above. I also said that it's likely a non-issue for the OP or anyone else planning to ski Steamboat in January/February 2015.