Post Tagged with: "Skiing Weatherman"

Skiing Weatherman: Something For Everone

Skiing Weatherman: Something For Everone

Snow For All. Often when I write this piece, I have good news for one region of the country and not-so good news for other areas of ski country. Such is the nature of winter weather across a country that stretches 3,000 miles from coast to coast and with so many and varied climate zones. However, just as there are[Read More…]

by January 21, 2021 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Pattern Change Continues

Skiing Weatherman: Pattern Change Continues

The Vortex Is Coming. Last week I discussed a major pattern change that would unfold over North America this month. As we hit the midpoint of January, those changes are well underway. An episode of stratospheric warming over the far northern reaches of the hemisphere has matured in typical fashion, leading to the displacement of the polar vortex away from[Read More…]

by January 14, 2021 3 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman:  Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Skiing Weatherman: Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

For the title of this piece I chose a line from David Bowie’s classic song. The jet stream pattern that ultimately determines the snowfall haves and the have-nots is undergoing change and, ultimately, it will be dramatic. As a lifelong skier and weather nerd, my step gets a little lighter and I tend to have a song in my mind[Read More…]

by January 7, 2021 5 comments Features, Skiing Weatherman
Christmas Day Jet Stream snapshot.

Skiing Weatherman: The Beat Goes On

The Busy Pattern Continues. Last week’s installment headlined a progressive pattern that has been sending ridges and troughs west to east across the continent at a dizzying pace.  That pattern produced some meaningful snow in the West earlier this week and then unloaded a blockbuster on the mid-Atlantic and much of the Northeast midweek, jumpstarting the season at dozens of[Read More…]

by December 16, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Parade Of Storms Coming

Skiing Weatherman: Parade Of Storms Coming

Progressive Storm Threats Gets Underway Although it’s likely that the holiday period will be a Covid-induced quiet one across the country, it is now crunch time for opening terrain that will create adequate social distancing to fend off further operating restrictions. The past week brought about a pattern change that delivered snow to many resorts that had seen very little.[Read More…]

by December 9, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Here Comes The Snow!

Skiing Weatherman: Here Comes The Snow!

The Weather Worm Is Turning, Especially In The East. If the optimist in all of us considers November 1 the start of the winter sports season, then the first month of this season was a dud in the eastern half of the country. Cold air masses were infrequent visitors, and natural snow was even harder to find. A persistent jet stream[Read More…]

by December 2, 2020 2 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Fast Movers

Skiing Weatherman: Fast Movers

In last week’s first installment of my weekly discussion, the Pac Northwest and northern Rockies were enjoying a parade of early season snow events while skiers and riders in the Midwest and East had to be content with tuning gear and digesting the state-by-state Covid restrictions rolling out recently. The storms have continued to hit the same general areas that[Read More…]

by November 16, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Haves and Have Nots

Skiing Weatherman: Haves and Have Nots

So It Begins, Unevenly. As is often the case at the start of the ski season, the weather pattern is designating “haves” and “have nots” in terms of sufficiently cold air for snowmaking and natural snow.  Consistent with first year La Ninas, as this season will be, November has brought winter weather to the West while the eastern half of[Read More…]

by November 12, 2020 3 comments Skiing Weatherman
View of Mt Washington from Wildcat, Oct 18

Skiing Weatherman: Winter Weigh-In Time

What Does A La Nina Winter Mean For Snow Sports? After seeing a web cam shot of snow-covered Mt. Washington, NH this past weekend, I quickly contracted a case of “calendar shock”, realizing that it was time to submit some ideas on where I think this winter is headed, weatherwise.  Co-Publisher Mike Maginn wrote a nice piece on La Nina[Read More…]

by October 26, 2020 1 comment Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Skiing Weatherman: More Snow Coming. No Kidding.

Late Season Snow Opens Nordic Opportunities. As the coronavirus situation has continued to unfold and expand, the curtain has all but come down on the alpine season across North America. Nevertheless, lovers of the great outdoors continue to find ways to ingest their fair share of fresh air by a variety of different means, including cross country skiing aficionados. At[Read More…]

by March 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

Skiing Weatherman: There’s Snow In The West, Only Maybe East

For Those Still Venturing Out On Snow Shoes, Skinny Skis, Or Skins. On a typical office day in the winter, I often scan web cams from resorts, living vicariously on those days when I can’t be on the snow myself. Now that the coronavirus pandemic has ground the winter sports season to a virtual halt, I still check out the[Read More…]

by March 19, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Out Like  A Lion

Skiing Weatherman: Out Like A Lion

March Won’t Be Ending Spring-like. Although I had good intentions, I must confess that I did not get on the snow in the past week.  65 degree temperatures here in Rhode Island early this week didn’t help to inspire, for sure.  Much of the East has had a frustrating season, due to a lack of cold and snow, but the[Read More…]

by March 11, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
The Skiing Weatherman: Snow West, Maybe East

The Skiing Weatherman: Snow West, Maybe East

Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ The Pattern Persists. In the past two[Read More…]

by February 24, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Sun Spot Cycle Means Jet Stream Changes

Skiing Weatherman: Sun Spot Cycle Means Jet Stream Changes

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ The Potential Exists For “Significant” Snow Events[Read More…]

by February 10, 2020 2 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: A Battle For The Second Half

Skiing Weatherman: A Battle For The Second Half

[Editor Note: SeniorsSkiing.com is asking our readers to contribute to support our online magazine. Yes, we have grown in the number of subscribers and advertisers. But our expenses have also grown. You can help us defray some of these expenses by helping us out with a donation.] Support SeniorsSkiing.com by clicking here. ______________________________________________________ Post-Ground Hog Day Winter Looks Like A[Read More…]

by February 4, 2020 1 comment Home Top Box 4, Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Winter Is Delivering

Skiing Weatherman: Winter Is Delivering

Looks Like A Promising Couple Of Weeks. It has been a terrific week of skiing and riding in most of the U.S. and Canada and I have been lucky enough to squeeze in a couple of days. Loon Mountain on Tuesday was wonderful; miles and miles of packed powder and views of the White Mountains that are hard to beat.[Read More…]

by January 22, 2020 1 comment Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: For The East, Enter Winter

Skiing Weatherman: For The East, Enter Winter

A Comeback For The East And Midwest, More Pow For The West. I spent the first two days of this week with fellow members of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association at Windham Mountain,  NY, where the crew did an outstanding job of providing a fun surface in the wake of a mid-season meltdown last Sunday. One of the presentations[Read More…]

by January 14, 2020 2 comments Home Top Box 4, Skiing Weatherman
The Skiing Weatherman: Changeable East, Snowy West and Mid-West

The Skiing Weatherman: Changeable East, Snowy West and Mid-West

The West Continues To Luck Out, Cold Coming East By Month End. Despite a wildly changeable run of weather in the East recently, I managed to get two days of wonderful winter turns in early this week. It snowed on Monday at Sugarbush as I skied packed powder with my son. Wednesday at Killington surfaces were just about perfect packed[Read More…]

by January 9, 2020 4 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Skiing Weatherman: Global Pattern Bringing Warmth Then Cold Mid-Month

Happy New Year To All Of My Fellow Senior Sliders! In the two weeks since my last post, the western slopes of the U.S. and Canada have been the unquestioned winners in terms of fresh snow. Just prior to Christmas, the trail counts from British Columbia south to the Sangre de Cristos of New Mexico were on the lean side,[Read More…]

by January 2, 2020 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: All Is Calm

Skiing Weatherman: All Is Calm

Except The West Coast. Last week I discussed the role of upper level troughs as they relate to our insatiable appetite for fresh snow, both natural and machine made. Most of the time, troughs are indeed our friends but that doesn’t necessarily mean that upper level ridges are the enemy. The influence of ridge is just like the old cliche[Read More…]

by December 16, 2019 2 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

Skiing Weatherman: How A Trough Works

And Regional Forecasts From West To East. Had my first day on snow last Thursday at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires. It was a wonderful day on nearly perfect snow: chalky packed powder with some windblown pillows of powder along the edge of several trails. Today, I thought I would tell you about the jet stream feature to look for[Read More…]

by December 10, 2019 0 comments Skiing Weatherman
Skiing Weatherman: Regional Outlooks

Skiing Weatherman: Regional Outlooks

By the time this piece is posted, I will have enjoyed my first turns of this season, at Jiminy Peak in the Berkshires.  The skiing should be superb after more than two feet of new snow from the early week storm.  It was a slow mover and got stretched out from west to east due to a blocking pattern to[Read More…]

by December 3, 2019 0 comments Features
Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Skiing Weatherman: Good News Goes West

Jet Stream Changes Bring In the Chills. Last week I wrote about the “haves and have nots” in terms of favorable early season winter weather.  The East was very cold with occasional snow while the West was warm and dry.  For the most part, that is still the case, as the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast are in line for[Read More…]

by November 11, 2019 2 comments Features