In Northstar’s case, the resort says the snow is coming down fast.
And as the months march on, it’s expecting more of the same.
“We have been preparing for this kind of snow for a long time,” said Northstar CEO Bob Stoll, in a statement emailed to Business Insider.
“I don’t think that we have had any kind of precipitation in over 40 years.
The only snow we have seen has been on the north side of our resort, and it’s been extremely light.”
The resort has been anticipating the coming winter for years.
As much as 10% of the resort’s facilities are closed due to extreme weather conditions, according to the company.
In 2018, the average number of days with light snow was only 6.4.
But in 2019, the number dropped to just 3.6 days.
It’s possible Northstar is seeing the first snow in more than 20 years, Stoll said.
The resort is also planning a big snowfall on the west side of the ski resort in February.
In addition to winter storms, the ski area is also expecting a series of snow showers over the coming months.
A recent blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow on the Northstar Ski Resort and its surrounding area forced the resort to suspend some services.
The storm also forced the closure of a nearby lake that’s fed into the resort.
The resorts’ plans for snowfall this season are impressive, but it’s going to be up to local communities to take over, Stolts comments indicate.
And they’re not the only resort in the area looking to the skies for snow.
In October, the Northstars Ski Area of Southern California announced a “Blue Skies” initiative that aims to provide snowmaking and transportation services for those living in or near the area.