Monday, February 27, 2006

Headed south? Bring rock skis

Taos Mountain, the skier-only resort known for steeps has had one of the worst snow seasons in its history.
The snow report today: 0 inches in the last 24 hours, 0 inches in the last five days. 27-inch base mid-mountain.
Taos has had to cancel competitions. And many of its runs have grass and gravel competing with the snow.

Snow magnet Wolf Creek is also having a dire year.

What gives?

It's La Nina, an area of warm water in the south Pacific that messes with our weather.

Traditionally, La Nina brings dry weather to the southern Rockies, wetter weather to the northern Rockies and more high winds than usual.

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