They don't call 'em the Colorado "Rockies" for nothing. Yeah this year is a little better than last, but I can tell our whole state is gonna be on fire again come summertime. Snowpack in all the river basins was averaging about 80% of normal in December despite all the hype
about a great early season. I remember once upon a time growing up in Boulder that we would have to shovel our super long driveway from time to time... Ah, the good old days. There were even those days me and my brothers would pile up the snow and sled off the low part of the roof
One possible reason it's dumping on the east coast right now? I'm on the other coast. So I take a year off school to be a ski bum at Loveland last year, and it's probably the worst year ever. The ridge (lift 9) didn't open at all until mid or late Feb. and it was like April before they got maybe half of it open for a couple weeks before the major meltdown. At the start of February I was like "Well its still kind of early season, it's got to get better". By mid March I was like "well we have to get a couple big spring storms at least?" ... not a one. Biggest "Dump" of the year from Feb. 1st to closing? 9 inches. Anyway, I come out to Cali for school and watch it dump record amounts of early season snow in CO, I'm all psyched to go home for Christmas, but guess what? no snow in December. I'm riding up the lift with my brother like "What happened? I thought you guys were supposed to have a lot of snow?" Meanwhile the sierras are getting POUNDED. Over 100 inches
: at Kirwood in about 4 days. The same four days the weather people kept repeating that the same storm system was supposed to come our way and bless us with major snow. Yeah try 1" every couple days
: . Now I'm back in Cali and it seems like the party's over, not that it really matters since I'm nowhere near Tahoe or Mammoth anyway.
Okay I think I'm done ranting now. Plus I think I know a trick. I'll just wait until the day before spring break to decide where I'm going thus lauching a surprise attack to steal the pow. There's only so fast mother nature and global warming can melt down a hundred inch base right? So... anyone wanna spot me $500 for a plane ticket?