Low snow totals in the Rocky Mountains

It’s like the old Wendy’s commercial from the 1980′s, “Hey, where’s the snow”?

In one of the oddest winters in my memory, most of the United States has experienced mild temperatures for most of the winter.  In fact, several midwest cities recently set new daily high temp records.

With the crazy high temps and low snow counts, skiers and snowboarders are taking advantage of great savings on the slopes.  When the snow totals are low, not too many people (myself included) are very keen on going to a mountain when not even half of the resort is open.

Check out the most recent Denver Post article on some of the deals going on now in Colorado.

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Rocky Mountain Blizzard

The Colorado Rockies have been blessed with ample amounts of snow this season, but metro Denver seemed to get more than its fair share this winter as well. 50+ consecutive days of snow covered ground this winter, good for 3rd longest time in state history. Not only that, but 7 consecutive weekends of snow. You’d think I’d be used to this living in a city by the mountains, but it hasn’t been too much fun!

I found a Youtube clip of some skiers and boarders who took advantage of the snow and made a few runs at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Looks like fun to me!

Red Rocks has held several epic concerts for over 50 years, notably these guys from Ireland.

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