Skiing in July in California

From the Sacramento Bee:

Boreal open for skiiing this weekend

By Debbie Arrington
Published: Friday, Jul. 9, 2010 – 4:44 pm

Want to escape the valley heat? Boreal Mountain Resort will offer a Northern California rarity: Snow skiing in July.

This weekend, the popular resort off Interstate 80, will re-open its Castle Peak Quad chairlift for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy a ribbon of white, leftover from spring’s record snowfall.

“Almost 500 inches of snow fell this winter, with several feet falling after Boreal closed (in April),” said Jon Slaughter, Boreal’s marketing director. “We decided since all this snow was on the mountain, it would be fun to enjoy it for a couple days in July.”

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/09/2880413/boreal-open-for-skiiing-this-weekend.html#storylink=scinlineshareb#ixzz0tJA4x8i5

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20 thoughts on “Skiing in July in California

  1. Cool ! Wish I were there – the heat index on my covered patio here on the coast of Georgia is 107F . As a former ski bum , I have to wonder how good the skiing is after about ten am . The latest I ever skiied was the nineteenth of June at A Basin in CO and it got funky after about eleven am , even at 12000 feet . ( 1983).

  2. Mods – did my first post come through . WordPress said I’d repeated myself when I hit the post comments tab .

  3. P Walker word press has been having some hiccups lately.

    I remember once when we came up to Oregon from California when I was a kid in the early 70’s… a famous lake (Crater Lake) which is inside an old Volcano had some massive snow fall on August 25th. Granted it’s high up in elevation but typical temperatures in August in the area are between 80-100 F.

    What the alarmists are trying to push is such utter hogwash it’s pathetic.

    For those of us older than 16 and have a fully connected pathway between neurons operating in our cranium, there have been many freaks of weather and what?
    What’s that you say? do you think they’ve heard this said before?

    WEATHER IS NOT!!! CLIMATE

  4. Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort in the Sierra Nevada closed for the season on July 4th. They opened in October so that makes for a VERY long season! As with Boreal, Mammoth received well over 500″ of snow this season. Thank you El Nino!

    Opening day is only 4 months away…

  5. pat says:
    July 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    ““Hottest ski resort temperature in the last 1000 years.” M. Mann”

    Soon, kids will not now mid July skiing anymore. Mid July snow will be a thing of the past.

  6. Jeff Brodhead says: July 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Wow, never seen 70*F snow before! Guess intelligent chaos really does exist and changes physical laws at will[!] :)

    The insulating properties of snow are well known.

  7. I’m reminded of the old saw about the climate of northern Michigan…ten months of Winter and two months of bad sleddin’.

    This looks like fun but I suspect an actual skier would find himself ankle deep in mush. I bet the snowboarders are loving it. Just a couple weeks ago we still had snow at the peaks around Santa Fe. We get about 15 days/year where the daytime temps exceed 90 degrees in the summer and a few days (usually in June) when the temp tops 100. You can drive up to the ski area (elevation about 11,000 ft) and walk around in an air conditioned outdoors of about 72 degrees. At night you can actually freeze to death at that elevation without proper gear.

  8. I live in northern Alberta, where we have had snow every month of the year, including in recent years (i.e. 2000 and beyond). Trust me, the novelty of snow in July gets old really fast.

  9. Ref – pat says:
    July 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm
    “Hottest ski resort temperature in the last 1000 years.” M. Mann
    ____________________
    To a worldclass climbatallogist, “HOT” means “COOL!”, COLD means UNHOT or UNCOOL, CHANGE means MONEY, ARTICLE means NEW CAR, TV-APPEARENCE means NEW BOAT or VACATION CABIN… It’s a very specialized, complicated, Ivy League kinda technical speak thing.

  10. July 10, 2010 | 8:11 am
    Unusually cold temperatures in Southern California continued, with Los Angeles International Airport setting a record low on Friday.

    LAX got to only 67 degrees, breaking a record set in 1926, according to the National Weather Service.

    With great histrionics, Joe Romm posted on January 2009 that the southwest heat and drought would be permanent.
    If any one dares question him, they are a flat earther and anti science.

  11. Mike McMillan,
    “Jeff Brodhead says: July 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    Wow, never seen 70*F snow before! Guess intelligent chaos really does exist and changes physical laws at will[!] :)

    The insulating properties of snow are well known.”

    Yes, but I said “70*F SNOW”, not ambient temp…
    Also, [!] is short-hand variant of :)

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