Accuweather’s Joe Bastardi is out with his call for the second half of Winter 2010/2011. While his forecast for the first half of winter looked reasonable, the storm track for the east has been somewhat south of what he illustrated in his original map. The map above and the forecast behind it could be paydirt for New York and Eastern skiers.
You may remember the trip reports that James posted in the forum about his vacation in Wyoming last month. In his new “Mountains Less Traveled” feature, he writes about how his first cat-skiing experience — seven hours of untracked powder — had a big impact on him.
Just looking at his pictures had a big impact on me, but he also brings up some interesting points about our habit of putting off things that we’ve always wanted to do.
Tapping the Teton Powder Keg
While Gore is a lot like a business, it really isn’t one. It’s more like an “attraction” run by the state.
If Killington were able to raise $4 million for capital improvements, the people in charge of the quality of the skiing product — from GM on down — could recommend to the owners the best way to spend the money. That’s not how Gore’s expansion happened. Gore got money specifically for terrain expansion from the State of New York.