7pm - This afternoon we saw some nice snow flurries to make for a beautiful sunset on the mountain. Although we only saw a trace of snow accumulation it was Â a welcome sight. The forecast calls for clear skies through New Years day with frigid day time highs barely reaching 40 degrees and moderate winds out of the northwest for the first half of the week and becoming more off shore through New Years Eve & Day. We will be operating for scenic rides to the Top of the Notch restaurant, snow tubing and mini terrain park skiing & snowboarding on lift #2 through Sunday January 3, 2016. Then my friends the forecasts start to get interesting. At this point all forecasts are pointing towards something changing 7 days out and we have had plenty of those so far this winter. However the difference is that all forecasts are talking about a significant change in the jet stream. Which means its El Nino time of close to it. Some of the models NOAA looks at are pointing towards much of what we hope will be hitting us next week going even further south and bring the weather to Mexico, while the folks up in the Sierra are calling for 2 to 3 inches of rain for SoCal. Either way this sort of high-low set up is what we re used to seeing during a typical El Nino winter. So, hurry up and wait... See you on the mountain.
This Thursday is the day to sneak up to the mountain to get some spring conditions in before the weather gets out of hand. The forecast is calling for temps in the 50’s with mostly sunny skies before the big storms start moving into the area bringing heavy precipitation thru Saturday. Stay tuned beginning Thursday evening for storm totals thru Saturday morning as we expect lots of action. In the mean time enjoy the first half of tomorrow in the sun. We will be in full operation.
See you on the mountain.