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Let's face it, as skiers, we don't care about average, we care most about those off-the-mark days when the sky puke! (or the deep freeze of last week? ;-) )It's a good thing I put absolutely ZERO faith in and have NO respect for man's ability to predict the weather long-term.
If they were correct, right now we'd be having a fantastic ski season (that goes for last year too = LULZ).
So IMO, the fact NOAA is calling for "warmer than average temperatures" for the northeast probably means we're in for above-average snowfall in February and March.
So as far as I'm concern, I couldn't care less whether NOAA is actually right or wrong on their long term prediction of 'averages'. They can't predict which day it will snow and which day it'll rain. And depends on the timing of each, it can still be a fantastic winter for us (or not)!
Dr. Jeff is the first glass. My opinion is somewhere between the other two glasses.
Of course, you want to get the most value of our what you've spent.I am what I am! And just like a bunch of others that are either ski country 2nd home owners or seasonal leasees, reguardless of if its and epic powder day in the trees or a day early in the season right after a flash freeze on a limited base with only 1 white ribbon of death open, we're out there!
I lucked out last year, 5 days in the Mad River Valley after two feet, last week of February. Salvaged my otherwise miserable season. I hope lightning, how ironic, strikes twice, leaving next Thursday for NH, and ME.
We are overdue, did it really snow in December, or was it just a dream? I feel half full of piss! Elk was awesome last Sunday, man made heaven, the bumps of it were a lot of fun.