Tuesday, March 31, 2015
We should be having fun right about now up in the Sierra.
But we aren't unless we are up high or at a few select resorts.
Many of the Sierra resorts have closed and a few more probably should. Carson Pass is said to have a few pockets of good snow but not much is good in the back country either it seems.
There are a few exceptions that we keep hearing about:
Mt. Rose is way up high and still skiing well this spring.
Mt. Batchelor has had it's own weather system all year and is holding snow well into the spring.
Alta has considerably more snow than any of the other Salt Lake resorts and is good to go for spring skiing.
Brians Head in Southern Utah is having a better than average year.
When on the phone to Fischer skis back in New Hampshire I actually heard "I am so sick of winter! It's snowing again today!" To which I replied that I was going to golf tomorrow. I'm not really going to golf but I knew that would make him jealous. It was all I had in response to the snowpack in New England.
So it is not dry everywhere at least.
So will you find the time and make one last trip?
It is not seeming that anyone is still enthused here at the shop...
We are having what may be the biggest markdown sale in the history of the business and we only had a few sales today. We spent all day ordering shop supplies for summer maintenance and to be ready for next year.
Which we better start preparing for now because the forecasts are coming in!
Here are two:
ECMWF: December looks wet, and we all will certainly be crossing our fingers that this verifies. California is in the midst of a truly devastating and historic drought. January and February looks warm. February could be wetter than average for northern California.
Farmers Almanac: a warmer than average winter, although not by too much. January is slightly on the wet side.
Fingers crossed! I may try to ski one more time. Then I golf, cycle, fish, etc.
If you are not busy and want to save some serious money come on by before April 12th. All skis are 40-60% off. Everything else is cheap too. We would be happy to see you!