For the Record: What does the early snow mean for the ski season?
Each week, the Park Record asks For the Record, a weekly question with answers given by residents and visitors. This week, the Park Record newsroom was certainly excited about the year’s first snowfall, but is it a good omen for the ski season? We asked Parkites and visitors to weigh in if the snowpack was in store for an upturn from last year. Have an opinion? Comment below, or consider sending a letter to the editor.
Shayna Cahill, Old Town
“I’m very hopeful, I’m very optimistic. I’ve spent consecutive seasons here before and every season has been a little different. In my experience, because last season wasn’t as great, I’m expecting this season to be incredible. Especially with having the relatively early snowfall like this, I just remain optimistic.”
Mark Rodeheaver, Park City
“My prediction will be probably getting snow later in the season. We’ll get it early and then have a gap and (snow) will come later in the season. But absolutely better than last season.”
LeeAnne Smith, Park Meadows
“I’m super hopeful that (this week’s snowfall) will mean a heavy snow year. To be honest, the times that we’ve gotten it early, I’ve gotten my hopes up and it’s been a terrible snow year. I’m worried that it may indicate that it’s not a good snow year but I’m going to remain optimistic. It’s exciting to see it.”
Raji Barbir, South Salt Lake
“I feel like it’s a bit early to tell. I don’t remember exactly what it was like last year but I thought we had some snow early on, and then it was just the driest season. I’m not confident seeing early snow that it’s going to be better, but I guess we’ll see.”
Quotations have been edited for length and clarity.