Hello and happy (late) summer!
I have a few fun things to discuss now that we're over the hump and into early August.
June temperatures were 2-3F degrees cooler than the 30-year average, and the summit of Steamboat received 18 inches of snow on June 21-22. Wow!
July temperatures were 0-2F degrees warmer than the 30-year average, so we flip-flopped a bit from June to July.
Precipitation during June and July was reasonable across Colorado. A bit drier-than-average in the southwest and a bit wetter-than-average in the northeast.
Arapahoe Basin is now on the Ikon Pass
This was just announced today, August 2nd, and is big news and a big change from being on the Epic Pass. Here is more about what Abasin is offering on the Ikon Pass and as well as the reason for this change straight from Abasin’s COO Al Henceroth.
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Use OpenSummit for your hiking & biking adventures
Because you ski all winter and then climb/hike/bike all summer, we created a summer forecasting service for the highest and most notable mountains in Colorado and throughout the United States. OpenSummit provides hourly forecasts for precipitation, lightning, temperature, and cloud cover so you can time your high-altitude adventures to hopefully not get wet and not get zapped.
The screenshot below gives you an idea of what we offer on the website, and the mobile apps provide the same data in essentially the same layout.
One subscription gets you OpenSnow + OpenSummit
We are trying to keep things simple. ONE All-Access account ($19/year) gives you access to all of the features in BOTH OpenSnow and OpenSummit. That’s $19 for year-round forecasts and I think that’s a pretty good deal! More details here (but really, there aren’t many more details to this – one subscription for both apps, simple as that).
It’s never too early to start thinking about snow!
My wife captured this FANTASTIC license plate (wish I had thought of that) in Denver last week.
I’ll write another update again in mid-August with a weather outlook for the rest of the month and I will also share some snowy images to start getting us excited about the upcoming winter.
Until then, thanks for reading, and happy summer-ing!
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