Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ski like a girl and your snow report

Study: Ski Resorts Tell Tall Tales About Deep Snow

Heard on All Things Considered

January 4, 2010 - MELISSA BLOCK, host:

Two researchers have confirmed something skiers and snowboarders have long suspected: Resorts sometimes boost their snowfall measurements to attract more customers. The researchers found that ski areas report more snowfall on the weekends.

Really? I can't believe that. I always believed in the weekend effect. According to the study there is twenty-three percent more snow reported on weekends, on average, across all resorts.

Check out NPR for more info on the study.

I know my mountain doesn't lie. Today's snow report for Mt. Hood Meadows went something like this.

Here's your Snow Report!

Good morning. Let's sing a song together this morning: "Rain, rain, go away, don't come back 'til after May." If we can get everyone on this email list to sing along, perhaps we can change today's precipitation into a couple feet of powder. On a brighter note, NPR did a story yesterday about ski resorts lying to their guests: http://bit.ly/7PvyJO At least we tell you the truth, even when it hurts! Thanks for skiing and riding Meadows. We love you! Have a great day today!

A special thanks to Temira Wagonfeld, one of the awesome snow phone and website reporters for Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon, for keeping it real.

Well I love you too Meadows. Rain or no rain I still wish I was skiing.


ski girl

p.s. Week 2 of shoulder rehab. Getting really good at one armed everything, except push ups. Just not feeling it.


  1. Hey Ski Girl, Thank you so much for the shoutout! I'm doing my best to keep it real up here at Meadows. I used to hate interpreting the snowphone and secret code to find the truth, so I think it's fanatastic that Meadows lets us (me, David, Nick and Jennifer) tell what's really going on. And I'd like to give a special shoutout to David for his fine singing on the phone yesterday. =) If we can't get everyone to come ski in bad weather, at least we can try to make you laugh, right? Have a great day, and pray for powder!

  2. Whatever the weather I'll be up as soon as my shoulder is better! Probably without poles for a while. Who needs poles anyway? Can't wait to get back on the snow! I look forward to all of your daily updates. Thanks again Temira and all of the awesome Mt.Hood Meadows crew.
    ski girl