Saturday, April 28, 2018

Summer Skiing

There's little point in calling it spring skiing.  Temperatures are at record levels and running near averages for June 21st.  Nevertheless, Alta looked beautiful and the turns through noon were actually quite good. 

The snow is going fast, however, on all aspects, with the south-facing side of the highway looking pretty bare for April 28th. 

The Snowbird SNOTEL lost 4.4 inches of snowpack water equivalent in the past week, which is about 15% of the snowpack at that location.  I'm sure south aspects did worse. 

More seasonable temperature return tomorrow, thankfully.  It is remarkably dry down here in the valley thanks to warmth and wind.  My grass is getting crispy and brown already. 

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