No Trend In Colorado Winter Temperatures Or Snowfall

We are constantly being bombarded with claims that western winters are warming towards 12 degrees and that skiing is doomed.

DENVER — A study of two Rocky Mountain ski resorts says climate change will mean shorter seasons and less snow on lower slopes.

The study by two Colorado researchers says Aspen Mountain in Colorado and Park City in Utah will see dramatic changes even with a reduction in carbon emissions, which fuel climate change.

If carbon emissions increase, the average temperature at Park City will be 10.4 degrees warmer by 2100, and there likely will be no snowpack, according to the study. Skiing at Aspen, with an average temperature 8.6 degrees higher than now, will be marginal.

The key to the survival of the larger ski areas in the Rockies will be adaptation, according to the study by Williams and Brian Lazar, a scientist at Boulder-based Stratus Consulting. The researchers said they expect many U.S. ski areas to follow the lead of resorts in the European Alps already dealing with snow shortages by storing water to use for snowmaking.

Study: Climate change may force skiers uphill | Aspen Daily News Online

Actual data shows that there has been no trend in either winter temperature or snowfall at all stations which have been continuously active since at least 1920.

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Here is the current view from Aspen

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LIVE CAMS – Aspen/Snowmass

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2 Responses to No Trend In Colorado Winter Temperatures Or Snowfall

  1. Pathway says:

    All most all of the temperature stations are in very small population centers and would probably not be biased by UHI.

  2. Chewer says:

    The upcoming trend will see the cult leaders in cuffs & leg chains trying to negotiate with 6′-9″ Gyro Jerry in the penitentiary.
    After Gyro’s had a few years with them, monkeys could easily fly straight out of their asses, unobstructed I might add:)

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