Tuesday, December 13, 2005
A handful of Hood River boys woke up Saturday, drove up the hill to the base of Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort and rejoiced in something they had been waiting for all summer: fresh snow! With a shovel, two picnic tables, a pallet and a little work, the boys built up a jump and a makeshift fun-box for their first session at Meadows this season.
After a dismal winter last year, snow enthusiasts should know that, according to an update released last week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the northwestern United States should expect a normal winter with, “normal or below normal temperatures and normal to above normal precipitation.”
More importantly, the NOAA forecast predicts no major weather patterns or disturbances which would prevent normal winter weather.
According to Meadows officials, a normal winter on Mount Hood means about 430 inches of snow over about a five-month season.
For most skiers and snowboarders, the season opens when enough snow falls for the lifts to start turning. But for the handful of boys hiking the hill below Daisy, a few inches will do just fine for the time being.
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