I wanted to take a chance to thank all of the new and renewing subscribers this year. Subscriptions to the print mag are growing at a great pace. We appreciate your support and words of encouragement. This is our 12th season of the mag! The January issue is in the works now and is scheduled for shipment by January 15.
In the meantime, here are couple of interesting stories that are going on in the world of skiing and snow. First, is the Bear Creek access debate in Telluride, CO. It is an intersting battle over public lands where pressure from private land holders have shut down access.
Next is a piece about one of my favorite subjects the weather, namely La Nina. The cool flow associated with ENSO has not historically delivered big snows to California, but this season our neighbors to the south have done well; here is a take on what has been influencing the La Nina pattern.