Jackson Hole Ski Resorts

Meteorologist Forecasts Good Start to Ski Season

In October, skiers and riders had high hopes for winter after Aspen and other Colorado ski resorts got hit with a big snowstorm early in the month. The season quickly petered out, though, with lower-than-average snowfall and higher-than-average temperatures.

Meteorologist Jack Boston doesn’t think skiers will be heartbroken two years in a row.

“You had that early-season wallop and then nothing much after that. This year is going to be different,” said Boston, expert senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, a weather service with headquarters in State College, Pa.

Boston said conditions will be favorable for snowfall in the Colorado mountains starting in late September and continuing through at least November. Ski resorts should be able to build up a decent snowpack early in the ski season, he said.

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