Where to Ski and Snowboard this season?
Across New England we are hearing, “La Nina is coming, La Nina is coming!” So why should you care? If history repeats itself, this will mean heavier than normal snowfall for the region, with some below normal temps.Â This willÂ resultÂ in a better snowpackÂ since there will beÂ more sustained freezes and less freezeÂ – thaw cycles thanÂ this region is accustomed to.Â Â So be prepared, but don’t get too excited, since we are talking about weather, whichÂ apparently is a littleÂ tough to predict.
InÂ the Pacific Northwest, the additional moisture will be present here, that isÂ if a true La Nina unfolds. However, the temperatures should be more on the average than New England. Unfortunatley, Northern California and the Lake Tahoe region are on the dividing line of the projection. For this area,Â snowfall willÂ probably have more to do with what the Jet Stream is doing at any given time. For the central and northern parts of Utah and Colorado, the good news is that you should get your average. The not so good news is that chances are, you probably won’t see too much above the norm. Now for the southern ski areas inÂ California, Utah, Colorado and all of New Mexico and Arizona, these are the areas that should have greatest chance of having a subpar ski season.