Steamboat Springs breaks own November snowfall record

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 30, 2010 1:07 pm

With 9 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, Steamboat Ski Area broke the record for snowiest November in resort history. The previous record was set in 2005, when 83 inches fell on the mountain.  As of 5 a.m., the resort had received 90 inches of November snow with one more day to go in the month.  The mountain reported a mid-mountain base of 47 inches and a 62-inch base at the summit, which Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. said is the deepest base in the state.

“Obviously, whenever we get snow, it’s a great message, but to be able to say it’s a record-breaking November, it really gets our guests near and far excited for the upcoming ski season,” Ski Corp. spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said.

Joe Ramey, climate specialist and forecaster with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said Steamboat Springs is reaping the benefits of a strong La Nina, or cool temperatures in the Pacific Ocean.

“I’m jealous,” Ramey said. “So jealous.”

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