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12.8 °C
55.1 °F

Snow History

Mid-Mountain Stats
View all of our past snow fall and snow base statistics. These measurements were taken at our mid-mountain weather plot located at our Alpine Cat Shop at an elevation of 1,855m (6086’). New snow fall is recorded as the sum of all snow fall during each month. Base is recorded as a monthly average. Units are cm.
  November 30 December 31 January 31 February 28 March 31 Mid April
  NEW BASE NEW BASE NEW BASE NEW BASE NEW BASE NEW BASE
1994–95 146.0 105.0 97.0 133.0 119.0 171.0 46.5 169.0 108.8 197.0 n/a n/a
1995–96 157.0 107.0 120.0 155.0 71.0 160.0 66.3 177.0 47.5 184.0 19.0 170.0
1996–97 136.0 102.0 166.0 153.0 96.0 180.0 82.0 210.0 163.0 225.0 n/a 215.0
1997–98 28.5 47.0 40.0 92.0 106.5 130.0 75.5 155.0 106.0 189.0 27.0 156.0
1998–99 53.0 80.0 59.0 140.0 130.5 215.0 102.0 243.0 119.0 252.0 23.0 245.0
1999–00 82.1 80.0 90.5 112.0 57.5 131.0 57.2 158.0 91.5 199.0 20.5 176.0
2000–01 15.0 53.0 63.0 87.0 43.0 110.0 56.0 110.0 101.5 160.0 37.0 160.0
2001–02 71.0 85.0 168.5 120.0 73.0 143.0 89.0 167.0 56.0 174.0 29.0 176.0
2002–03 n/a 31.0 124.0 103.0 83.0 120.0 50.0 124.0 124.6 145.0 50.6 152.0
2003–04 115.5 70.0 89.7 100.0 108.6 125.0 63.0 130.0 65.8 131.0 10.0 112.0
2004–05 63.3 73.0 138.4 120.0 56.7 115.0 60.6 122.0 56.7 153.0 11.0 144.0
2005–06 197.4 64.0 101.5 85.0 206.9 153.0 142.8 157.0 184.4 163.0 42.9 156.0
2006–07 111.6 95.0 247.2 127.0 175.7 153.0 174.0 154.1 90.5 182.0 14.0 180.0
2007–08 30.7 59.0 116.3 126.0 125.8 141.0 73.5 147.0 86.0 170.0 22.2 160.0
2008–09 72.7 32.0 138.4 83.0 114.7 96.0 54.9 120.0 70.7 151.0 32.0 145.0
2009–10 99.1 97.0 49.3 102.0 75.6 133.0 93.2 171.0 58.2 158.0 27.7 162.0
2010–11 83.3 54.0 88.8 87.0 124.6 124.0 60.8 139.0 103.7 168.0 12.4 167.0
2011–12 50.5 74.0 47.3 95.0 96.7 115.0 109.2 210.0 82.6 166.0 21.5 165.0
2012–13 51.5 58 182 142 92.7 146 90.4 163 85.8 173 11.1 169
Sum 1564.2 1366 2126.9 2162 1957.5 2661 1546.9 3026.1 1802.3 3340 410.9 3010
Average 86.9 71.9 111.9 113.8 103.0 140.0 81.4 159.3 94.9 175.8 24.2 167.2
A little more information about our snow reporting practices
Snow depth is influenced by settlement over time, causing snow depth to be smaller than what has actually fallen. For example, a 10cm fall recorded on a storm plot may only yield a base increase of 8cm or less, because snow compacts or settles after it has fallen. Snow depth is also influenced by wind. Sometimes this results in deposition that increases depth and sometimes the wind scours and reduces the depth.

The mid-mountain plot is placed in a wind protected area, so the snow falls mostly straight down. This is why we choose to record our snow fall from the mid mountain snow plot. The snow depth at the alpine plot is advertised, but the plot is used mainly for storm snow monitoring for avalanche forecasting. It is true that if we only measured the snow in the alpine we could say that our base is deeper. It is our impression that we need to talk more about consistency, honesty, and what skiing conditions actually are. We believe that recording our snow depths from the mid-mountain area, as well as the alpine is a more accurate portrayal of the entire ski area.