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 Snowmass 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.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 6:06 AM