Warm weather has caused Casper’s Hogadon Ski Area to postpone its opening day. The slopes were set to open this Saturday, but Anna Wyttenback of Casper’s Leisure Services Department says they’ll push it back more than a week in hopes of some 15° or colder days, when they can start making snow. Wyttenback says Hogadon isn’t worried about its ski season yet.
“I think we’ll cross that bridge as we get there, but we’re definitely hoping for a snowfall like we had last winter. And we’ll just have to wait a little further into December and see how that goes.”
National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Jones says the unseasonably warm weather is likely to continue, which doesn’t bode well for accumulating snow pack this winter. Still, he says, Wyoming can expect some snow statewide over the weekend. Snowy Range Ski Area and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort say they expect to open their slopes as scheduled this weekend.