Winter Park Resort Snow Total Contest

Winter carnival events in winter parkHow much snow will Winter Park Resort receive for the 2009/2010 ski season ending on April 19th, 2010?  That is the question that we  skiers ponder up here in Winter Park, Colorado.  Kinda of like mulling over the lint in your belly button but much more fun.  We here at Winter Park Lodging Company thought we could make this snow forecasting bit more fun if we had a contest.  So here is the contest:

Guess how much snow Winter Park Resort will receive by April 18th, 2010, as reported on the Winter Park Resort website, for a chance to win dinner and drinks for two at one of our fine restaurants here in WP.  Use the comment section below for your official entry and all guesses need to be in by April 5th.  He/She that is closest to the snow total wins.  We will post a winner by April 20, 2010 on this blog.

We had a slow snow start to this ski season but the ski gods have been pretty kind to us the last month or so with a couple of doozy storms that dropped as much as 16″ of fluffy white on our beloved Winter Park.  A couple of these storms also sent avalanches crashing down on US Highway 40 to give us Winter park folk the better part of the day to enjoy Mary Jane/Winter Park by ourselves (and those fortunate enough to already be here).

The snow report and total for today March13th, 2010 look like this:

Last Updated:
3/13/2010 8:54 AM
New Winter Park Resort Snow (In Inches)
24 hrs 48 hrs 72 hrs Season
0″ 1.5″ 8″ 227.9″

Winter Park Resort  averages 350″ inches of snow per year so we should be getting some big storms the rest of March and April this year.  Here is some historical info on snow totals at Winter Park Resort for the last year and the ten previous years:

Winter Park/Mary Jane 2008 – 2009 Ski Season
Month
Snowfall (inches)
Percent of 30 yr. average
October 7 101%
November 34.6 56%
December 93.2 152%
January 73.5 113%
February 59.3 103%
March 41.2 63%
April 70 190%
Total
378.8
107%
Winter Park Resort Snowfall (inches) / Percent of 30 yr. average
Season
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
Total
2007-2008 14.0 / 105 15.1 / 31 86.8 / 142 75.1 / 127 73.1 / 125 70.0 / 122 55.1 / 122 389.2 / 118.8
2006-2007 42.0 / 609 28.2 / 46 54.1 / 88 28.2 / 43 69.6 / 121 46.7 / 71 33.7 / 92 302.5 / 85.4
2005-2006 11.0 / 159 79.5 / 130 87.0 / 142 68.0 / 104 50.6 / 88 51.6 / 79 17.3 / 47 365.0 / 103.0
2004-2005 18.0 / 261 48.2 / 79 38.3 / 63 47.5 / 73 43.1 / 75 68.1 / 104 29.5 / 80 292.7 / 89.3
2003-2004 0 /
0
72.1 / 118 59.6 / 97 30.9 / 47 55.3 / 96 40.2 / 61 10.6 / 29 268.7 / 75.8
2002-2003 28.2 / 409 71.6 / 117 52.0 / 85 37.6 / 58 68.1 / 119 114.2 / 174 39.0 / 106 410.7 / 115.9
2001-2002 4.0 / 58 45.6 / 75 59.8 / 98 67.7 / 104 35.7 / 62 27.2 / 41 6.2 / 17 246.2 / 69.5
2000-2001 3.0 / 43 76.2 / 125 82.1 / 134 45.4 / 70 65.5 / 114 57.3 / 87 32.5 / 88 362 / 102.2
1999-2000 7.0 / 101 16.5 / 27 65.1 / 106 93.8 / 144 67.0 / 117 56.1 / 85 35.5 / 97 341.0 / 126.9
1998-1999 6.0 / 87 32.5 / 53 27.8 / 45 98.8 / 152 55.3 / 96 43.8 / 67 35.3 / 96 299.4 / 72.9
Averages
13.3 / 183 48.6 / 80 61.2 / 100 59.3 / 92 58.3 / 101 57.5 / 89 29.5 / 77 327.7 / 96.0

Plenty of info to base your guesses on but please research away.  I will put my guess in first and may the best man win.  We all actually win with the more snow we get though!

March 13th, 2010

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