Washington ski area looking to purchase 10,000 acre-feet of snow to supplement our meager natural supply. Seller must be willing to provide delivery and installation.
I mean, seriously, can we work some sort of trade here? That two feet of snow that I read about in the paper this morning is just causing problems back east, and it sure would be a good start around here. I’m sure I could get some smoked salmon or Geoduck for you…
This is by far the worst ski year I can remember. Some of our ski areas saw 5 or 6 inches of warm rain last Monday, and the majority of our ski areas are now closed (Crystal is pretending to be open, but one lift doesn’t count in my book. Even Mt. Baker, the North American snowfall record holder at 1140 inches in a year, is closed).
The poor snowpack is also of concern for the coming summer, and we will proably be under water rationing. Most the municipal water supplies in western Washington depend on snowmelt to fill our resevoirs, and our snowpack is currently at 16% of average.