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La Niña likely to return to Steamboat Springs

Expert: Climate event typically means above-average snowfall for Steamboat

The Steamboat Ski Area’s official snow depth measuring stake on Storm Peak shows a record 138 inches on April 4. The 2010-11 ski season was a La Niña year

By the numbers

Steamboat’s deepest winters:

  1. 2007-08: 489 inches*

  2. 1996-97: 448 inches

  3. 1983-84: 448 inches

  4. 1995-96: 441 inches*

  5. 2010-11: 433 inches*

  6. 2005-06: 432 inches

  7. 1992-93: 416 inches

  8. 2008-09: 405 inches

*La Niña winters

Source: Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.





The Steamboat Ski Area's official snow depth measuring stake on Storm Peak shows a record 138 inches on April 4. The 2010-11 ski season was a La Niña year, and climate forecasters are expecting more of the same for this winter.