The snow is falling in West Yellowstone, Montana! SuperTour races and ski clinics are NOT in danger of being cancelled. There was a lot of hype last week about major storms rolling through the area, but the Rendezvous Ski Trails caught only the tail end of the storm. The South Plateau has enough snow for the races and clinics. About 3”-4” cover the lower elevation trails at this time, though a couple more inches are expected overnight. While this isn’t enough snow to run a groomer over, the Festival is still a week out. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting snowfall for the next three days and into the end of next week. Please check yellowstoneskifestival.com for more information.
Plans are moving forward with the Festival and event organizers are cautiously optimistic about the snow reports. Should there not be enough snow at lower elevations to hold the SuperTour races and ski clinics, the contingency plan of moving to the South Plateau will take effect. Decisions about the venue changes for the SuperTour races will be made by the Organizing Committee, in conjunction with the Technical Delegates, no later than 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for the SuperTour Freestyle Sprint to be held on Friday, November 23, 2012. The decision of the SuperTour Freestyle Distance 10/15K will be made no later than 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, November 23, 2013. Changing the venue of the clinics will be made before Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
Events such as the Indoor Expo, S’mores & Skiers, Backcountry Film Festival, and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center programs will be held regardless of snow conditions. Visit yellowstoneskifestival.com for the complete listing of events.
Until then, THINK SNOW!