(Last Updated On: November 8, 2017)
Is the lack of snow this season starting to really freak you out? Just remember 2007-2008. Here’s a couple of shots from Thanksgiving weekend in 2007. The first one is from Stevens Gulch, looking for snow on Torreys:
Meanwhile, on Doctor Park, the riding was still excellent on Thanksgiving weekend:
Looks familiarly dry and dismal, doesn’t it? I’m not sure if we’ll go all the way to Thanksgiving this season with it looking so dry, but in any case things changed in a hurry back in 2007. Just one week after the photos above, things were looking decidedly more winter-like.
2007-08 remains my favorite season of all time, with local backcountry areas like Schofield Pass and Irwin racking up gigantic totals of roughly 900″ for the year. Last year, it was dry well into November as well, and 2016-17 was another great year in the Crested Butte area (but no, for those of you with short term memories, it was not as good as ’07-’08). I’m still hoping we’ll have another one just like it this season. We can only hope.