You know, the kind of snow you could ski on.
The kind you could snow board on.
I’m pretty sure they’ve talked about miracle scenarios like this at ski resorts across the country this winter of 2011-2012.
And despite the fact there’s been disappointment from a lot of Oregon skiers about the snow we’ve had to work with–our ski hills are actually doing better than most.
Oregon Ski Resorts: More Snow Than Most Other Resorts Out West
Check out this comparison as we head into the weekend. And add Mt. Bachelor with a base of more than 100″ and add Mt. Hood Ski Bowl with a base of just over 50″. And wow, overall, we’re doing pretty well this year. Who knew? Ski Bowl blows away Heavenly (Lake Tahoe) when it comes to this year’s snow base in late January. Wow.
And it’s not just the west coast that’s had a tough year. USA Today reported earlier this month that in Vermont just 421 of the states 1,200 ski trails are open. Right now, the Killington, Vermont ski area has just a 24″ base. I really feel bad for those guys. They were hit by a tropical storm last year–and now they’re still waiting on significant snow and it’s the end of January.