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It’s no secret, skiers love talk about the weather and Off-Piste Mag brings you articles and winter weather details to help fuel the passion for winter weather and backcountry skiing.

La Nina delivers the goods in 2007-08

El Nino and your ski season

The Labor Day Weekend forecast for the Cacades is turning very fall-like this weekend. The Northern Oregon forecast includes the following:  AFTERNOON VALLEY TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO REMAIN IN THE 60SSATURDAY AND SUNDAY…WHILE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES AT THE CASCADEPASSES WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH 50 DEGREES ON SUNDAY. SNOW LEVELSIN THE MOUNTAINS ARE LIKELY TO DROP DOWN TO 6000 TO 7000 FEETSATURDAY… Read More

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La Nina Delivers in the Northwest winter 0708

ENSO La Nina El Nino

Following last winter’s banner snow season for much of the western US and the predominant La Nina influence that presided over the winter, I frequently hear talk of La Nina and El Nino, and how it may or may not impact the quality of our upcoming snow season. The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) released its ENSO forecast discussion on October 9. The CPC is calling… Read More

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