Moving to a Higher Powder Download PDF
Most Rocky Mountain resorts have just one (obvious) advantage over the East: elevation.
It wasn’t even Halloween yet and skiers last season in Colorado were already choking on face shots while their counterparts in New England had to wait at least another month for freshies. By April, Vermont resorts melted out just as Colorado had its fattest snow month of the year. The worst news for some: The discrepancy was normal. Mountain resorts in the Colorado Rockies almost always boast longer seasons than ski areas in the East. Naturally, everyone wants to blame global warming. But climatologists warn that short-term (10- to 20-year) weather trends don’t make for good science. Continue reading