Monday, May 12, 2014

YTD Snowfall Comparisons

So I spent a bit of time looking at snowfall data the last four seasons. Below I list Season To Date snowfall through May 12 for each of those seasons along with some commentary.

2010-11 Season - 421" through May 12 - Stayed open until July 4th. Every month was above average for snowfall. Set April snowfall record.

2011-12 Season - 196" through May 12 - I am still trying to forget that season.

2012-13 Season - 277" through May 12 - Slow start with heavy spring snowfall. Great finish to the season.

2013-14 Season - 419 " through May 12 - Steady consistent snowfall all season. Set February snowfall record. Many, many, many very special ski days.

While it is still too early to make a long term prediction, you may have noticed that Season To Date Snowfall is just about the same in 2010-11 and 2013-14. In 2010-11 we stayed open until July 4th. ..................Just an observation.


12 comments:

lee holsenbeck said...

i am exiled to Houston because of job responsibilities, but i picked up 3 free round trips from spirit air this year. you stay open another 6 weeks and i'll be burning them up, already booked for last weekend in May.
Looks great out there, could easily still be March.

Annette said...

Al, stop teasing! I've been waiting for this announcement - we have an annual 4th of July party and I want to start the day off riding at the Basin!
Keep doing the snow dances ;o)

mhm said...

...a great observation.

Anonymous said...

What was the base on May 12th, 2011? This would help with planning my July 4th this year!

Anonymous said...

421" he said it

Karen B said...

It would also be nice to see the base depth at this point in the season--I think that would give some indication of night temperatures and warming.
Next season, could we have a Snow Cam and the Pali webcam back--pretty, pretty please? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The base was somewhere in the vicinity of 95 this time last year and is 84 now.

Anonymous said...

93" base may 12, 2011. And they got a dumping later in May that brought it up to 105" on the 25th

Anonymous said...

snow cam is a necessity!

Anonymous said...

May 12, 2013 62" base

Karen B said...

9News said to expect an announcement from A Basin today.

Anonymous said...

June 6,7 & 8 are open.