Michigan Ski Resorts Snowball Run

I was inspired by a piece in the latest Snowboarder Mag where their editors went on a “Snowball Run” through the state of Vermont, aiming for 12 ski resorts in 24 hours. Knowing that Michigan is second only to New York state in terms of ski resorts, I figured I’d try to work out something similar. Read More …

Winter 2010-2011 Might be “Super La Nina”

By far the most promising forecasts come from the NOAA which is not predicting a “Super La Nina” event to persist until spring 2011. So, brace yourself for the worst (or, best) La Nina event in over 50 years! This could be the year that Mt. Baker (WA) gets hammered with 1,000 inches. It’s happened before, only a matter of time before it happens again. Read More …

2010-2011 La Niña Weather Pattern

What does the transition from El Nino to La Nina mean for us? With any luck, snow. And effing lots of it! For North America, a La Niña cycle generally means above-average snowfall in the Northern Midwest (win!), parts of the Rockies, and NorCal into parts of the Pacific NW. Read More …