Snow Report: Which slopes will see the most snow this season?
After a soggier than usual 2013 season, resorts and riders across the world are begging the snow gods for a hefty dose of snowfall this time around. The Farmers’ Almanac’s famous long-range forecast has already teased us with a report that promises low-temps and some supreme weather conditions through this coming winter, but what exactly does that mean for resorts? What kind of slopes can we actually hope for? The boys over at Farmers’ are answering our questions yet again, giving insight as to what we can look forward to at our favorite resorts this season.
“This year’s forecast means, nearly every region of the U.S. and Canada will see a spectacular season.”
North America can expect an extra-cold winter, dubbed “The Days of Shivery,” with normal, or heavier than normal, snowfall. The Northeastern U.S. and the eastern half of Canada are looking at a bitterly cold and snowy season, which means peaks consistently covered in powder. The northern plains and the Rockies are expected to see super low temps, plus an average snowfall — one solid step up from last year’s slushy conditions. Snow should start to fall in mid-November, coming down heavy toward the end of the month and continuing through Christmas.
As far as Colorado is concerned, Farmer’s is predicting about 300 inches of white, and with 54 peaks above 14,000 feet, riders should be nothing less than stoked throughout the season. Storms are expected to keep on coming through March, meaning that the 2014 spring season should be long and lush, just the way we like it!
Moving on over to the Northeast, heavy snow and colder than average temperatures are being projected for much of the season; Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we give you permission to get sufficiently amped — it’s looking to be a killer season for all you New England rippers. Snow will begin falling in late November, while several hefty snowstorms are anticipated in January, February, and March, keeping the slopes covered through early spring.
Those calling Eastern Canada home can also look forward to a great season, as snow has already begun to fall , and is expected to make regular appearances throughout December, January, and February, making for one long, solid season.
More info, and more in-depth reports, provided by Caleb Weatherbee and our friends over at Farmers’ Almanac