I was just wondering what the normal length is in different areas. I don't mean the occasional early/late storms that may allow for some better skiing earlier than normal or later than normal. Also not talking about rare freak seasons where snow and cold weather may have been far and few between nor excessively abundant. I'm talking about the time period that on average through the years when the "better" skiing is expected and usually sustained. Basically the heart of the average season where the given resorts are and can stay nearly fully operational and weather conditions can be counted on for good skiing (within reason).
Living on the east coast we often generalize western skiing as anything Midwest and onwards. Basically group it anything Rockies/SierraNevada's, etc. But I do understand its really all different areas. Midwestern, West, Northern, Southern, whatever. And may all have different "good" ski season lengths. I (as many do) refer to my area as the Northeast but for skiing imo not really. living in jersey and being closest to the poconos I would just say east but than dedicate the term "northeast" to the Upstate ny , Vermont New England area and up into eastern Canada. There is a large enough difference in temps and snows imo to be considered a different kind of snow and ski season to designate the two regions differently. .
Anyway anyone from around the globe as well may also please chime in here.
The way I view the heart of the ski season (for my general local area of the poconos) when "better" skiing and weather can be counted on and sustained is usually mid janurary till mid/late march. That's really only 2 and 1/2 months for the heart of it. Anything later or earlier is hit and miss. May be better some years and worse others and may even be very good but just cant count on it or expect it. I don't even bother to go till at least MLK weekend and even then it could be hit and miss.
So what is the length of the true heart of your ski season? and what area are you talking about. Just like to see the differences for just how bad or good it all is.
Edited by rollin - 3/7/15 at 7:12pm