Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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.
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