Monday, October 3, 2016

Leaves On The Ground

A Saturday afternoon bike ride found me in Frisco. More and more aspen leaves are on the ground. This is another sign that we are getting closer and closer to opening up. Let's watch the coming weather and see if we can get some snow on the ground to cover those leaves.

The forecast looks good to begin snowmaking this week.


5 comments:

RaflW said...

Just pulled up the NOAA weather station data and ran the 9pm Keystone wx data (closest with RH and Station Pressure I could find quickly) Ran it thru the wet bulb calculator. Result = 27.57 deg F. Woohoo, hope you guys are firing up the guns uphill from there!

Li Moshi said...

Good to hear you guys started snowmaking. I am just curious that, normally, how many days are there between the first day of snowmaking and the opening day?

Anonymous said...

with full on snowmaking with the machines hitting it hard takes about 4 days. In years past like last year, they didn't start making snow until october 21st so starting on the night of the 3rd is good signs that this winter may be colder than the last and the presence of a La Nina as stated by many meteorologists like Joel from opensnow. It in the long run depends of the temps. with 4 good days on this cold weather, they may open this upcoming weekend, but don't stress it. Only Al knows the date because hes up there while were waiting to ski. If they don't, it may be 2 weeks out with the warm day temps expected next week, but there is another low pressure system moving in after about 4-5 days of 50s next week. If you need more insight, I suggest using opensnow.com

Anonymous said...

Good first day making snow it looks on the webcams... mid day and the guns are still fired up and pumping out snow. Temps seem around 27/28 degrees so I would imagine guns will keep going right through the night again. Temps look good the rest of the week with a brief warm up next week before the trough buckles again ushering in more cold air....

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