Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Winter for the record book in mountains

The most recent storm to hit the Rockies boosted the season total at Snowmass to an eye-popping 407 inches (and counting), says the Aspen Times

The Aspen Skiing Co. recorded 20 inches of snow at Snowmass from the storm. With the official book closed on March, here’s how the season at Snow
mass shapes up:

• 118 inches fell in December, setting a record for the month.

• 95 inches fell in January, also setting a record for the month.

• 87 inches fell in February.

• 88 inches fell in March. (That fell significantly below the record of 101 inches that fell in 1984.) Snowmass collected more snow than Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Buttermilk this season.

Also noteworthy: this has been a very safe avalanche season.


Teleken said...

Core blimey that's a lot of snow.

Zen said...

Boo hiss. I'm filing a grievance with Boreas and Ullr. The Western Slope stole more than their fair share of snow. The Front Range mountains demand justice!