Record Late Ski Season

You would think that after, what is it now?.. about 40 years? Of climate doom in 12 years and “hottest ever!” Fear Porn that ski seasons would be shorter. But no. Almost enough to make a fella think global warming is just a money scam… but we know better. It is also a power and control scam.

Vail Mountain Completes Longest
season on record with snow to spare
New flakes fell on a 47-inch mid-mountain base on rare May Closing Day
News NEWS | 16h ago

Vail ended its longest season on record in its usual Closing Day fashion on Sunday, with hundreds of skiers and snowboarders celebrating on top of the mountain.

And even though it was a rare May closing, the weather behaved more like March, with wind and snow creating cold conditions on the slopes.

As closing dates get later and later, one wonders how they will hide the decline…

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18 Responses to Record Late Ski Season

  1. cdquarles says:

    Heh. I see what you did there ;p. I am old enough to remember the upswing and am now seeing the down leg of a 60 or so year cycle embedded in longer cycles. Forgotten is that the axial tilt is headed toward the low point (22 or so degrees). That means the high latitudes *will* get less overall insolation even if the cloud cover doesn’t change. The *cold* is coming. Sure, millennia away, but it still is coming. So, why do we not want to increase the level of plant food in the air while we can? /rhetorical

  2. E.M.Smith says:


    I learned to ski in the cold 1970s. During an epic drought.. Got to walk on straw in skiis 1/2 way down Mountain Run at Squaw due to bare patches. When the Pacific Ocean is cold, less water evaporates and the west coast gets a drought. Right now California and the West is in drought. “They” will claim it is due to warming, but that is a lie.

    One bit I think I noticed (but needs proving up) is that there was often late season rain or snow, as later in the season it got warm enough to evaporate ocean water. “Miracle March”, that brought needed water just in time one year, to avoid disaster. Looks to me like the late Vail snow fits that pattern too.

  3. jim2 says:

    If it becomes painfully apparent soon that cooling has commenced, what will the left turn to next for its great crisis for them to “fix?”

  4. rhoda klapp says:

    When I saw the title I thought this was another Florida story. In which case I think I can see your problem. The Florida snow arrives a LOT later than it does in CA And none of the slopes has a ski-lift.

  5. philjourdan says:

    one wonders how they will hide the decline…

    Wonder no more! The ministry of Truth will make sure no one talks about any decline!

  6. another ian says:


    Re “Wonder no more! The ministry of Truth will make sure no one talks about any decline!”

    More gossip and samizdats?

  7. E.M.Smith says:


    There’s some part of Florida with “slope”? Who knew…

    (Highest point is about 200 ft and “slopes” to zero 50+ miles away. About a 1 foot in 1/4 mile “slope”…)

  8. Graeme No.3 says:

    That is what stops the (Florida) snow from sliding off.
    Perhaps there’s a “slope” at Disney World. Disney are very good at going downhill.

  9. another ian says:

    E.M. – That brings to mind a (maybe Road and Track) cartoon of long ago depicting a prairie state hill climb

  10. philjourdan says:

    @another ian –

    Da Comrade! (or is it – Jawohl Mein Herr!) hard to keep the fascists scorecard.

  11. philjourdan says:

    Rhoda was having fun at our expense! Well done Rhoda! The highest mountain in Florida is in Disneyworld! LOL

  12. mddwave says:

    A few years ago, Utah State University professor gave a community lecture about the shorter/drier ski seasons expected with global warming government funded sales pitch. The trend data in the presentation was essentially mid 1990’s to present. This time window excludes the extreme water years in the mid 1980s and the cooler temperature years of the 1970s.

    I knew Alta resort in Utah had data from the 1940s as one of the nation’s oldest ski resorts. I got inspired to check the historical trend of Alta so I down loaded the data. Actually, the Alta data was incomplete so I had to merge with US Forest Service data at Alta station. My analysis showed that NO regression (r squared essentially zero) of snow precipitation versus water year.

    With my analysis, I sent an email to professor to explain if my analysis was incorrect. Obviously, no response.

  13. John Hultquist says:

    The Cascade Mountains of Washington State got some spring snow that allowed ski operators to extend the season.
    Mission Ridge near Wenatchee – I can see the south non-recreation side from my street – has this on their web site for May 1st:

    “Today is your chance to be a part of history! For the first time in 39 years, you have the chance to make some turns in May!”

    – – – – –
    Search DDG for posters of “Ski Iowa” and “Ski Nebraska”

  14. Compu Gator says:

    E.M.Smith commented on 2 May 2022 at 9:14 pm UTC [*]:

    There’s some part of Florida with “slope”? Who knew …

    Really, now!

    Highest point is about 200 ft and “slopes” to zero 50+ miles away.

    Sigh.  I continue to see comparable claims newly commented by our gracious host–nope, they haven’t stopped coming yet. So being a native of the state under discussion, I think it’s past time to loose my bonds of underling restraint, and lower the boom:

    The highest point in Florida actually rises to 345 ft. That’s Britton Hill, on the N. side of Walton Co., at its border with Alabama. [♡]

    Even the highest point on the Florida peninsula reaches the lofty elevation of 312 ft.. That’s Sugarloaf Mtn., part of the Lake Wales Ridge, in Lake Co. [♣]

    Note * :

    Note ♡ :  “Tables, Charts, and Facts” in Rand mcNally Desk Reference World Atlas, 1987, p. 312–313.

    Note ♣ :

  15. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, I was just quoting my Florida Friend. Clearly I put too much trust in a native born Floridian . My bad, and I won’t do it again….

    Lake Wales, eh? And it hasn’t been graded off to make flat housing build sites, or turn the sand into cinder blocks? Well, the year is young still…

    /snark; of course…

    FWIW, F.F. said it was Citrus Tower near where he lived. Perhaps it was the highest in his county or city or some such and he lost the qualifier.

    So, OK, call me when the slope has a foot of fresh powder on it, and we can go skiing….

  16. philjourdan says:

    @compugator – While no native (nor will ever be), I am the son of a wanna bee native and her sisters (think of the Stygian witches – but nicer), so I speak with some second hand authority.

    And you are 100% correct! A native of FLA told me the most boring drive on I-95 is Miami to JaxVille. I have driven that = twice now. And I do not agree with his assessment. The I-95 drive through NC is more boring, But FLA takes second place!

  17. p.g.sharrow says:

    Who would have thought? Snow in mid May at 2000 feet in California! over a inch of wet snow. Had to go out and clear the dish to get the Internet up so I can communicate with the world. Garden does not look happy.

  18. E.M.Smith says:

    So, PG, you got snowed upon?

    Is usually had tomatoes set out mid-April… snow would mess up my early garden….

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