The 2016-2017 season started off slow with warm temperatures and little snow during October and early November.
Then mother nature cranked up the storms in December and January. Each month, we measured snowfall that was about 80% above average. The deep snowpack that we built during these two months created a solid base that we enjoyed for the rest of the season, even when natural snowfall was only about 50-60% of average for the months of February and March. The official total snowfall measurement during the 2016-2017 season was 261 inches, which is close to or just above the 30-year average.
Thanks for following my forecasts this season, and thanks also for enjoying Copper Mountain. I hope to see you back here for updated forecasts starting in November 2017. Until then, have a great spring, summer, and fall!
JOEL GRATZ, Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com
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