Where’s Aspen on that map? As expected, we’re invited to both parties, sitting smack between Colorado’s northern and southern halves. Being right on the border means unpredictability. That’s actually something we can work with! As Joel says: “Every La Niña season is a little different, because La Niña is not the only factor that controls the storm track. Some La Niña seasons produce more snow than others.”
Aspen skiers should start praying that the La Niña models push just a smidge further south. Joel points out that while good La Niña news in the Pacific Northwest does not guarantee big storms here in Colorado, it does tip “the odds a bit more in our direction.” We saw exactly that this past week here in Aspen. Our legs are still feeling it!