Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Farmers Almanac predicts a great snow year in the Rockies!

Farmers Almanac has come out with their predictions for this winter it is looks like Steamboat has a good shot at another great snow year, they call it phenomenal which is sure to have me dreaming of deep powder for the next few months. I would do that anyways but this will make them better. Its been snowing here since early evening so I will take that as a good sign.

Where to Hit the Slopes in 2009-10
The Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range weather forecast for the coming winter is calling for an ice cold sandwich,” but what does that mean for skiers?

This year’s forecast indicates that central parts of North America, including the Great Lakes, Plains, and Rocky Mountains, will be cold and snowy, while coastal regions will see milder weather. While that’s great news for skiers who enjoy the rugged, mile-high peaks of the Rocky Mountains, East Coast skiers may be in for a less than stellar year.

All signs indicate an early start to the season in the Rockies. As usual, Colorado will be king. With 54 peaks above 14,000 feet, and an annual average of about 300 inches of snow, resorts in this skier’s Mecca should get more than enough powder this winter for a phenomenal season.

Look for a thick blanket of snow, accompanied by bitterly cold temperatures, to fall throughout December, with frequent storms dropping more of the white stuff through early spring, in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, and Alberta, Canada."

The forecast isn't as good in the East so start making your plans to come out and help us stabilize the snow here in Steamboat. For more click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page.

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