Hilarious. "I'm Shocked!"
In the east it almost matters more if it snows in New York and Boston to get people out. It just needs to be cold at the ski area.
I can tell you that Big Sky and Bridger Bowl in Montana are somewhat notorious for under reporting snowfall. Last April at Big Sky it was kind of funny, we stopped even listening to the report which was a phone message every morning. They'd say a few inches and often it was over a foot. Every day was like ground hog day. A few inches down below, many times that up above. Bridger's even worse I hear if they get dumped on.
Originally Posted by Artie37
I'm not surprised. I went skiing at Gore Mountain on January 2nd and they were claiming "Packed Powder" condition. The mountain was a sheet of ice.
Yes, how about "frozen granular?"
There are times when there's "Packed Powder" in the east - last year had a bunch of them I believe, but let's face it, you've got to be suspicious of that one.