The past few weeks have been perfect for snowmaking as temperatures dipped and stayed low in the Midwest. Add to that a few moderate snowfalls and the hills are filled in nicely across the Midwest.
Looking ahead, however, are some warmer temperatures and sunny skies that should make for almost no snow, but wonderful skiing conditions.
As we say, in the Midwest, we chase sun and not snow. According to an extended forecast from Weather Underground, the Upper Midwest is looking at sunny skies and and highs in the mid-to-upper 30s through the weekend before Christmas.
Temps will stay low enough to not melt the hills, but it will be warm enough for a patio beverage and some hot laps in the sun.
Nearly everyone is open in the Midwest, save for Upper Peninsula hills like Mount Bohemia, who are eyeing a Christmas opening, so get out there and enjoy the warm weather on your home hill.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you. You’re going to miss this weather in January.