Snow Update – Storm Blankets The Rockies

Okay, so we promise not to do a post every time it snows this winter, but early season flakes equal excitement, especially this year as snow also equals sales. We’re all waiting on the edge of our seats, hoping to escape from behind our desks and trade them for a chairlift very soon. Things are looking good as well. A storm has ripped through Utah and is currently hitting Colorado right now, leaving snow in its wake and temperatures that are allowing resorts to get the guns fired up again after the first storm of the season swept through Colorado last week.

Still no word from A-Basin and Loveland on their expected opening dates, but with the forecast socked in through the weekend we’re hoping the rumors we heard of October 12 will come true. Copper will be dropping its ropes on November 6 and has started blowing its superpipe to get things geared up for the first US Olympic qualifying USSA Grand Prix on December 10-13.

The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a harsh, wet winter for parts of the country, especially the Northeast, and NOAA has predicted a typical El Niño year, which generally means good things for California but a donut hole of mid-season drought for the Rockies. Regardless of predictions, it’s time to go through your gear and find a worthy sacrifice for Ullr.