- Timberline Lodge closed due to rain + unseasonably warm temps.
- Record highs recorded in Reno, Denver, and Salt Lake City
From California to Colorado, the western USA has seen its fair share of record shattering high temps to end the month of November. To all that warm weather we say, “good riddance!”
Those warming temps even forced Timberline Lodge to shut its doors to skiers and riders even though the resort had an early than scheduled opening in October. Mountain operations at the Mount Hood ski area will be suspended until this Friday. The good news– they’re getting snow right now.
“The sun hasn’t even come up yet, and it’s already the warmest November 27 on record in Salt Lake City! With gusty south winds, we were in the 60s all night, and so far today (Monday) peaked at 68°F at 2:20 am. This breaks the calendar day record of 67°F, set in 1998.” – NWS Salt Lake City
In Colorado and Utah, skiers and riders will to continue to play the winter waiting game. The high elevations of Colorado will see temps rise above freezing all week with the same holding true for most of Utah. Bottom line– things are only getting worse for two of the most popular ski states in the union.
Alta Ski Area:
Record High Temperatures:
Timberline Conditions Report:
Recent rain and warmer temperatures played havoc with our base. It’s currently snowing, but we have made the decision to cease ski operations until Friday 12/1. The forecast calls for colder weather with snow this coming week. We look forward to welcoming skiers and riders back Friday.
Until then, think snow. Checkout Timberline’s Cyber Monday deal: Buy 1 lift ticket, get 3! It’s a perfect gift for the snow junkie in your life!
Find up to date info here: Timberline Lodge Conditions Report