Wild About Flowers

We had a late start to our summer here in Winter Park, and May was particularly rainy at 3.74 inches (average May rainfall is 2.15 inches). Excess rain presents a dilemma in the early days of the season. On one hand, you have to be conscious of such things as lightning, and you must schedule your hikes with safety (and… Read More “Wild About Flowers”

La Niña is Back, That little B****!

La Niña Ski Season 2011/12 Winter Park ResortWinter Park La Nina snow year. She’s Baaaaack! The National Weather Prediction Center has made an updated outlook on the La Niña weather pattern for fall and winter 2011/2012.  Looking like we are in for another strong La Niña weather pattern bring some great snowfall.  Come on La Niña, you little b****. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center officially upgraded… Read More “La Niña is Back, That little B****!”

Best Snow in Colorado? Winter Park Resort – Of Course

Mary Jane snowfallPowder Skiing Winter Park, Colorado The snow gods have been very kind to Winter Park so far this year, maybe kinder to Winter Park than any other Colorado ski resort than Steamboat.  That is nothing new to Winter Park and Mary Jane though as WP and MJ have the highest average snowfall of any destination resort in Colorado.  Yes, Silverton… Read More “Best Snow in Colorado? Winter Park Resort – Of Course”

La Niña Weather Pattern for Winter Park in 2011

La Niña means for Winter Park ResortWhat Does La Niña mean for the Colorado Ski Resorts? NOAA has issued a La Niña advisory through early 2011. What does this mean for the Colorado ski resorts and in particular our beloved Winter Park Resort? Climate scientists say a La Niña weather pattern is developing and will persist at least through early 2011, as sea surface temperatures cooled… Read More “La Niña Weather Pattern for Winter Park in 2011”