Monday, August 20, 2012

Weather Weenies Road Trip

Steamboat's Storm Peak from Thunderhead Peak
A large contingent from the University of Utah is in Steamboat Springs this week for the 2012 American Meteorological Society Mountain Meteorology Conference.  We're stacked deep in three condos and a few hotel rooms.  A few of us arrived early yesterday and did some hiking around the ski area.  Although it doesn't look too bad in the picture above, it was taken at sunset looking away from the sun.  In reality, the smoke is here and only marginally better than it is in Salt Lake.

We just heard a talk from one of Steamboat's managers boasting about their abundant powder and how in a good season they get about 350" at 9200 feet.  Most of the Wasatch Weather Weenies, powder snobs that we are, got a chuckle out of that.  

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