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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
This is my first post so I apologize up front if this is the wrong section to post this.

I just wanted to spread the word about Snowforecast.com's forecast coverage expansion for the 2007-2008 season. We now currently provide snow reports as well as short and term and long term forecasts for almost every resort in the US and Canada.

We are unlike many other sites out there in that we are not a big corporate engine that simply puts out automated reports; we are live people who update our forecasts and disussions on a daily basis. Since its summer, its really not that big of a deal since the weather is pretty predictable. But come winter, we will prove to be the most reliable source for snow reports, forecasts and conditions.

We've been the primary supplier of custom forecasts to the resorts directly for the past 9 years so we are excited to be expanding. We just re-launched the new site design two weeks ago and additional features will be coming soon (live cams, current conditions, historical snowfall records are coming).

Please visit www.snowforecast.com and give us your feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Thanks.

Joe
post #2 of 25

snowforecast.com

Hi Joe,
I love it! It is so easy to navigate! Can't wait to start using it. Good luck!
post #3 of 25
Nice new design. I used the site religiously last year along with another site as a double-check for snowfall forecasts to predict my sick days. If I remember right, the Easter forecast for Copper was a little off, but I'm not complaining.
post #4 of 25
Love the additional ski areas.

Snowforecast has been my go-to ski-weather site for the past several years. I'm always amazed at the accuracy. If anything, the forecasts sometimes underreport -- like dawnhill, I'm not complaining!

Keep up the great work!
post #5 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! We appreciate all your feedback and support throughout the years!

We are always striving to be as accurate as possible so your comments are always welcomed.
post #6 of 25
easy site to navigate, but only the US?! What about those of us who ski elsewhere?

Being as this thread isn't spam and is intended to give bears a heads up on where to find snow forecasts, I'll give the site I swear to. Note the hyphen... www.snow-forecast.com

This site provides world-wide forecasts and even snow lines telling you the elevation that the rain turns to snow. I like the radar in snowforecast.com, but I have that on snow-forecast.com too. Also, on snow-forecast.com, each resort is given 3 different forecasts (wind, snow, temp, bar, etc) for base, mid and top of the mountain.

sorry, snowforecast. I appreciate you spreading the goods, but you've got big competition to upheave.
post #7 of 25
I believe snowforecast does show base and summit temps in the winter. Don't see it now though.
post #8 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by samurai View Post
easy site to navigate, but only the US?! What about those of us who ski elsewhere?

Being as this thread isn't spam and is intended to give bears a heads up on where to find snow forecasts, I'll give the site I swear to. Note the hyphen... www.snow-forecast.com

This site provides world-wide forecasts and even snow lines telling you the elevation that the rain turns to snow. I like the radar in snowforecast.com, but I have that on snow-forecast.com too. Also, on snow-forecast.com, each resort is given 3 different forecasts (wind, snow, temp, bar, etc) for base, mid and top of the mountain.

sorry, snowforecast. I appreciate you spreading the goods, but you've got big competition to upheave.
We are small fries compared to these guys, we understand that. We are not trying to compete. Our niche is the US and Canada - a large enough area to cover for our forecasters. We try to specialize in that and do our best with every resort.

Keep in mind that we just relaunched this site and there will be many more features to come. By the time winter comes, there will be live cams, current conditions and historical data. Besides, we are real people who will respond in kind. We are not corporate, we are not going to give you an automated reply. You ask us a question, we will do our best to respond.

We appreciate your feedback samurai and hope you check in with us periodically during the winter.

Thanks.

Joey
post #9 of 25

Snowforecast

Looks good, will try this fall
post #10 of 25
If I ever make it back to the states, I'll probably check it out.

You mentioned this site has just been relaunched... what other features are you anticipating?

The side view of the mountain elevations and the freezing point shown graph style on snow-forecast.com is rad and insanely accurate. Get that.

And you mentioned you're not corporate and that there are real people working the site. That's good to hear. However, I've never contacted any personnel from any weather site. Maybe others do. But frankly, that's just not important to me as I'm not purchasing anything.

you said historical data. snow accumulations are the norm, but I could give a rat's ass. but how about graphs showing temperature and snow patterns. Think avi-science. that would be killer as well. Some heli ops do this themselves. They'll have a longitudinal-time line graph for each element relevant to the snow pack. wind, temp, sun, etc. so months into the season, they can look at these spikes in the graph and know where and when to expect weak layers.

Safety is their business and they take it seriously. But it would be killer to have that info documented online somewhere. Maybe a weather site?
post #11 of 25

answers

samurai
Thanks for your honest responses and questions, we appreciate them.
->We here at snowforecast.com will do and have done our best over the last 9 years to provide the most accurate forecasts available, for the US as well as Canada. Short range forecasts that are computer generated can be accurate, sometimes not. This is where we come in, and provide a human touch to the forecasting. You just will not find what we offer in a longer range forecast, especially for free, on any other site we are aware of. We do not believe, and it has not been our experience, that computer generated weather forecasts can match human accuracy from a seasoned forecaster in the longer range, especially 1+ week or so into the future, which we handle daily.

The ability to graph historical records, a graph showing snow levels on a time scale, and other similar features are all in the works. Please remember, the site is in a "beta" stage, with more to come. We are definitely not done. We will be pushing forward an agenda of having every weather related piece of information available on our site.

Regarding local obs-
"They'll have a longitudinal-time line graph for each element relevant to the snow pack. wind, temp, sun, etc. so months into the season, they can look at these spikes in the graph and know where and when to expect weak layers."
->We will leave this up to the locals, who measure this information in-house, and have lives to protect with this data also. This info is not readily available anyway, for many reasons.

Thanks for asking and commenting, and we hope you have a great season!
Chris
www.Snowforecast.com
post #12 of 25
I've used the site to plan trips for the past three years and have found the forecasts to be right on the money! I'm looking forward to the expanded features.
post #13 of 25
Well snow-forecast.com once was a small place too. I remember being in NZ and snow-foreacast would only show predicts for NZ, nothing else. Still beeing 100% free (not adfree though) and giving super accurate snow-forecasts.

Times have changed, maybe snow-forecast still has that great accuracy that they had for New Zealand, in Europe their quality is however way off from that IMHO I enjoyed in NZ. It simply paid off that the guys were locals and put a lot of truly local weather patterns into their predictions.

So chris, to stay true please put up texts beside your maps to say on which side of the mountain it is going to snow how much, or even better put up such high quality maps to display it and use historical data to accomplish that task. I know for my local skifields what to expect on the wind direction regarding snowfall but it would be great having that for remote mountains too. (meaning to publish say 4-5 different snow-forecasts for a medium size skifield).

Looking forward to have competition in Europe too.
post #14 of 25
snowforecast: We could use some good news in California about now.

Unfortunately I didn't see any on your site.
post #15 of 25
I'd like to know how you can be forecasting 3.962cm, particularly when NWS is forecasting 14" to 20"?
post #16 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowforecast View Post
This is my first post so I apologize up front if this is the wrong section to post this.

I just wanted to spread the word about Snowforecast.com's forecast coverage expansion for the 2007-2008 season. We now currently provide snow reports as well as short and term and long term forecasts for almost every resort in the US and Canada.

We are unlike many other sites out there in that we are not a big corporate engine that simply puts out automated reports; we are live people who update our forecasts and disussions on a daily basis. Since its summer, its really not that big of a deal since the weather is pretty predictable. But come winter, we will prove to be the most reliable source for snow reports, forecasts and conditions.
We've been the primary supplier of custom forecasts to the resorts directly for the past 9 years so we are excited to be expanding. We just re-launched the new site design two weeks ago and additional features will be coming soon (live cams, current conditions, historical snowfall records are coming).

Please visit www.snowforecast.com and give us your feedback. We would love to hear from you.

Thanks.

Joe
Great site... Wish the best to you. I will be using the site in the future..
post #17 of 25
Nobody but these guys was predicting snow at Tahoe this Fri. Guess what - it was snowing this morning at Tahoe Donner...

Cheers,

cfr
post #18 of 25
Nice! I love it!
post #19 of 25
And to follow up on Harry Morgan's comment ... I'm not certian as to how it works ... as an example:
For Mt Baker, one day you note snow (precipitation) definate at 100% with 3.62 inche accumulation, the next day you note snow (precipitation) at 100% with zero accumulation? How does that work?
post #20 of 25
Tried it for Whistler for the coming weekend and begiining of next week and every day you have listed disagreed with our local mountain weather forecast. We'll keep an eye on it and see who is closer to reality.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by snowforecast View Post
We are not trying to compete. Our niche is the US and Canada - a large enough area to cover for our forecasters.
About the upcoming snow event in the East, there is a forecast predicted for most northern NY, VT, but "none expected" north of the border? This can be possible of course, but not this time, unless the snow gets stopped at customs? :

Example: Jay Peak = 10-15in / Mont Sutton = None expected. Funny, on the same page, it says it doing to snow everyday? BTW, Sutton is just a hop across the border, it might not get as much snow as Jay, but not 0% (for this storm at least).
post #22 of 25
I will absolutely be using this site while looking for a mountain to go ski every time.:
post #23 of 25

Pa...?!?...

howdy, kidz,

i went to snowforecast, only to discover that in your world pa doesn't exist!! what!?! but ri is listed...duh, dudes...what's with that?!?

i've been a season's pass holder at blue mt for over 15 yrs + camelback & shawnee get ridiculous numbers of nj/ny skiers.

i've also been a fan of accuweather for many seasons (of course you know they're based outta penn state)...i have 3 weather pages up all year long from them.

so plz 'splain, lucy...why no pa info.

thx,

bruce marks
post #24 of 25
Try looking in the Mid Atlantic..... http://www.snowforecast.com/PennsylvaniaSkiResorts
post #25 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
About the upcoming snow event in the East, there is a forecast predicted for most northern NY, VT, but "none expected" north of the border? This can be possible of course, but not this time, unless the snow gets stopped at customs? :

Example: Jay Peak = 10-15in / Mont Sutton = None expected. Funny, on the same page, it says it doing to snow everyday? BTW, Sutton is just a hop across the border, it might not get as much snow as Jay, but not 0% (for this storm at least).
Well I was right, snow didn't stop at the border. (We got in Ottawa and Montreal over 1ft of snow, more in the mountains Looks aren't everything, you better get your website/prediction/forecasting fix if you want to be taken seriously. This was a bigstorm even if your website didn't see coming North of the 45th.
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