Weather Watching

It’s amazing how much the weather dominates our lives. Where we choose to live, how we dress for that day, what to pack if we’re going away, driving conditions, heating costs; the list is endless. Perhaps the only thing that encroaches more on our day-to-day is that wonderful invention called e-mail!

Here in Winter Park Colorado, like any other seasonal resort, the weather has a dramatic effect on the fortunes of our industry, although now more than ever, second in importance to the state of the economy. With 45 days until opening day, and recent temperatures -12°, snow falling and settling, there’s already a buzz about early skiing conditions.

I for one go to, look at the 10-day forecast as well as the radar Map In Motion to see what systems are coming our way imminently. When the ski area is open, we have a link on our weather page to which provides far greater information on winter systems, expected snowfall, future patterns, etc. We also feature the Ski Area’s live cam which will tell you exactly what conditions are right now – blue skies and sunshine.

So, if you want to weather watch this season, bookmark our weather page and also look out for up-to-date “tweets” if you’re into that sort of thing. We’re getting our own Twitter going as I type. Meantime, I wonder what the weather is doing in Mexico……………….