Ski Butlers Blog - 2014
Don't Count Us Out Yet - A Dry Start to the Sierra Winter
As I step outside on what I would expect to be a brisk, snowy January morning in the Sierras, I am greeted by a near blinding sun. The temperatures are hovering around 50 degrees. Is this is a winter? Or should I break out my bathing suit and pack a picnic for the beach? As I reach for my towel and sandals, I shake my head in disgust. This is winter! What am I doing? This isn’t a time for stand up paddle boards and margaritas on the beach, this is time for skiing! Where is the snow? What is going on here? The snow guns on the mountains in the Tahoe area are on full blast as resorts scramble to meet demand. The conditions are nearly perfect considering the lack of natural snowfall. A spring day in January can’t be all that bad when the “Polar Vortex” (as terrifying as that sounds) is dropping temps into -40s around the country. Eh, could be worse, I think to myself.