Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Weekend Ski Report and Measuring Snow

Today we hit Snowbird and although we didn't ski the Greatest Snow on Earth, the turns were really outstanding for Memorial Day weekend.  Early in the morning we enjoyed some creamy skiing in Mineral Basin, with the snow nicely softened by the morning sun.

The cover is absolutely amazing.  This is the year to ski lines like the pipeline that's for sure.  I snapped the photo below on the Peruvian chair only because if you didn't look at the calendar, you'd swear it was early March instead of late May.

We've discussed the problems measuring snow on several occasions, most recently with regards to the Alta snowfall record.  There's a nice article discussing these problems and recent efforts to address them in an article in the latest UCAR quarterly entitled How Deep the Snow?  Enjoy!

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