2015-16 ski season results
|Whiteface operating days|
|Gore operating days|
|Whiteface skier visits|
|Gore skier visits|
5213 degree days
6897 degree days
2014-15 season results fine print:
- Operating days, skier visits, revenue and snowfall are from ORDA's Annual Report and audited financial statements, available here.
- Gore's long-term annual snowfall is 133 inches. Whiteface's is 200 inches.
- Temperatures are heating degree-days as measured by NYSERDA for the Glens Falls region for the Nov-April period. Degree-days represent the number of degrees by which the average daily temperature falls below 65 degrees. More degree-days equals colder temperatures. The long-term average number of heating degree-days for the Nov-April period is 6356.
But every ski season starts with a clean slate, and the long range forecast for next winter is looking a lot more promising. There's even snow in the forecast for this weekend in the northern Rockies.
Besides summarizing last winter's results, ORDA's annual report also gives some insight to future projects that are being given consideration. One of the most intriguing proposals is a much needed renovation and enlargement of Gore's saddle lodge and the creation of a summit warming lodge and restrooms:
Although there is no timetable for completion and funding is not yet in place, it is encouraging to see Gore and ORDA prioritizing these much needed improvements. Hopefully these projects will become reality in the next few years.
Photos courtesy of Whiteface and ORDA