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20/21 Ski Season
« on: August 29, 2020, 08:02:33 PM »
Get your Winter Sports and Mountain chat on. This season will be on for the records.


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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 08:40:16 PM »
My preliminary call is for the Sierra Nevada to Utah/Colorado play to not be very good (minus the few areas that can manage a below to even well-below average snow year fine), the New Mexico play to be awful, and the Cascades into Montana should be okay to good.

Out East, I don't think East TN/West NC up to West Virginia is as awful as the last few years have been, but still probably not good due to the pesky SE Ridge at times.  New England can go either way.       

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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 06:51:58 PM »
My preliminary call is for the Sierra Nevada to Utah/Colorado play to not be very good (minus the few areas that can manage a below to even well-below average snow year fine), the New Mexico play to be awful, and the Cascades into Montana should be okay to good.

Out East, I don't think East TN/West NC up to West Virginia is as awful as the last few years have been, but still probably not good due to the pesky SE Ridge at times.  New England can go either way.     

Pretty reasonable based off ENSO. Its been pretty nice this summer in Tahoe, but dry conditions as a whole have really started showing their ugly face in some areas. Smoke is cleared out, hoping fires and be squashed and put to rest in the months to come. Vail is doing restervations and passholders only till Dec3 while Ikon has yet to release their official forecast. East coast mountains do well this season IMO.


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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 09:42:38 AM »
West looks best in La Nina, esp. Utah and points north and west. However our local ski areas really need our support after last year's awful weather and early covid closure.

I'm all about popping over to NC or Gatlinburg for a weekday get-a-way. Skiing or riding should be fairly safe if we are bundled up anyway. Mild days, still wear a mask per ski area rules. I'd eat outside, which I do anyway because it gets too hot inside with ski clothes. Still buy food there to support them and take outside.
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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 03:53:16 AM »
West looks best in La Nina, esp. Utah and points north and west. However our local ski areas really need our support after last year's awful weather and early covid closure.

I'm all about popping over to NC or Gatlinburg for a weekday get-a-way. Skiing or riding should be fairly safe if we are bundled up anyway. Mild days, still wear a mask per ski area rules. I'd eat outside, which I do anyway because it gets too hot inside with ski clothes. Still buy food there to support them and take outside.

Utah as far as Park City goes is going to be a tough go because of the pesky SW Ridge.  Remember 2017-18 was the worst snow year for Utah although Alta and Snowbird will still be good just because a bad year still means 300 inches of snow.

I fully agree with supporting the NC/Gatlinburg areas. I am not encouraged to see the La-Nina trend stronger along with that warm water along the Western Atlantic.  That just spells having to battle the ridge for a good deal of the winter especially east of I-75.     

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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 05:43:52 AM »
Rockies should do well this winter ...
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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2020, 07:23:13 AM »
Rockies should do well this winter ...

The Canadian Rockies down into Jackson, WY should do well and the Cascades should do at least decent.  With the strong Sonora Ridge signal and occassional +PNA that probably spells a lousy ski season for Tahoe, Central/Southern Utah, the Southern half of Colorado, and the mountains of Arizona/New Mexico.   

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Re: 20/21 Ski Season
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2020, 07:59:10 AM »
The Canadian Rockies down into Jackson, WY should do well and the Cascades should do at least decent.  With the strong Sonora Ridge signal and occassional +PNA that probably spells a lousy ski season for Tahoe, Central/Southern Utah, the Southern half of Colorado, and the mountains of Arizona/New Mexico.

How about the bunny hilled snow cone of the eastern mid-west, also known as Indiana hill skiing. Lol

Hoping to take the kids up after Christmas, if they have ski-able weather.

 

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