by Clayton Moore
Sunday’s (16DEC2018) beautiful and warm weather – exposed some interesting Environmental conditions. In particular the difference between a Southern Sun Exposure home vis-à-vis a ski slope with a Northern Exposure.
It was the current Snow Making on the Ski Runs at Arrowhead in Edwards – that caught the attention of the ECT. The weather station’s report (below) is a good quality (Davis Instruments) weather station. It has a southern exposure, looking at the Northern exposure Ski Slopes at Arrowhead. Ambient temperature 8.5 degrees above freezing (32F).
Now take a look at the (2) photos below….the “yellow circle” shows the location of the SnowMaking going on at Arrowhead at 3:23PM – Sunday, December 16th 2018 – CLICK ON the photos to enlarge them
Now below is the close up – the camera zoom of the Arrowhead SnowMaking guns from above photo – at the same time of day (3:23PM) Sunday, December 16th 2018. Man Made Climate Change? Nope…in this documented case it’s all about the Sun. Have you ever considered that over thousands (millions?) of years…that the amount of HEAT/LIGHT coming from our Sun – was LIKELY – not always the same… Man Made Climate Change?…Hmmm
It all started at about 5:30PM on September 28th, 2007
For the last (11) years running…from the same spot – at the same time of day – ECT has photographed the same Aspen Grove…This especially dry (2018) summer have the Aspens changing and falling much earlier.
Now – what can be shown for the early ski conditions at Vail – vis-à-vis the changing Aspens on September 28th….2012 Aspens and Mid-Vail (not open yet on December 9th 2012) Another dry summer.
2014 was BY FAR the Best Early Ski conditions at Vail – by December 13th 2014 Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Ski Basin were open…Photo of Pete’s Chair in Blue Sky Basin.
2016 was a better than average early ski conditions with Vail’s Tea Cup Lift (west side of China Bowl) running on December 3rd 2016…
What will early Season 2018 bring for early Ski Conditions? We’ll have to see…
Eagle County’s Confiscatory Taxation is OUT OF CONTROL!
No less than (11) Tax Questions on Eagle County’s “Composite Ballot”. (CLICK HERE).
Keep in mind these proposed Tax Increase (Ballot Questions) are organized as follows:
(3) from State of Colorado – Amendment 73, Proposition 109 and Proposition 110
(1) from Eagle County – Question 1A
(5) from local Municipalities – Minturn 2A, Avon – 2B, Eagle – 6A, Gypsum – 7E, Basalt 7F
(1) from Colorado Mountain College – 7D
(1) from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority – 7A
You can bet Eagle County’s overpopulated Real Estate community IS NOT telling any of their prospective 2nd Home Owners – about any of these proposed new Taxes!
Considering Retiring in Eagle County, Colorado?
The ECT knows just the place inside Gypsum, Colorado. News clip below, August 14th 2018 – from the Vail Daily. Remember only YOU can vote for “More Affordability”!