El Nino and La Nina | Winter is Coming
By Steve Kopitz
Winter is coming and it’s looking to make some really happy skiers this year. On the map below you can see there are some areas that may make some people cringe but can easily make a skier rejoice. We have the “Wintry battle zone” and the “Winters worst cold and snow” and both of these bring a smile to my face. The map is Joe Bastardi’s Accuweather forecast and as you can see it’s calling for a winter wonderland! Skiers definitely get happy when the forecast shows plenty of the fluffy white stuff and thanks to an expected La Nina ENSO year we should be experiencing some great powder days.
The last strong La Nina season was 2007-2008 when Crested Butte, Aspen and Telluride had record snowfalls which made the skiing absolutely epic. Make sure you get your skis tuned up, boots fitted right or grab those new powder boards you’ve had your eyes on cause this year is going to be a skiers year! Just remember snow days are not just for kids, skiers give themselves snow days periodically through the winter and for this winter we hope you have some sick days saved up!