Rebound effect likely for this ski iseason


Historic snow total data indicates that extreme low snow years, like last season, are followed by higher than normal snowfall the next. Red arrows in the graph above indicate low snow seasons. Green arrows highlight the following season.

The 2014-2015 ski season is the rightmost bar on the graph. Ski areas in North America received 65% of normal snowfall last season. As you can see, areas seem to rebound the year following an extreme low, racking up 110%-120% of normal snowfall.

Mark Yancey