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Winter Snow Forecast 2017-2018

LOOK FOR UPDATES BELOW! Well, it’s July and that can only mean one thing… when do we get to ski again? It seems that La Nina tried to happen last winter but didn’t quite live up to expectations. There isn’t a lot out yet for this winter (and I’ll update this page as that changes) […]

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Want Happier, Healthier Kids? Just Add Snow!

Want to have happier, healthier kid this winter? Get them on a steady diet of snow, encourages the Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI). “Placing children in a ski and snowboard lesson can help them stay active, put them in a playful outdoor environment, and introduce them to a […]

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Winter Snow Forecast 2015-2016

2015-2016 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction What I keep hearing so far is all about “El Niño.” NOAA Predicts A Strong El Niño For Winter 2016 ( There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere fall 2015, and around an 85% chance it will last through the 2015-16 […]

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Get Fit for a Fun Ski Season

This is just a quick reminder about two things: Ski in December – it’s going to get COLD… get out while it’s still nice. Get your legs and body ready – a little exercise goes a long way. I already blogged about skiing in December but just know that there will be snow and it’s […]

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2014-2015 Winter Weather Forecast / Prediction

Ready to ski yet? Well, we’re past June 21st, so the days are getting shorter. In fact, during the weather forecast this morning, they said we just turned a corner and it’ll basically be getting cooler from now on until the end of February. The snow will be here before you know it! We’re getting […]

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Presidents Day Weekend Skiing

It was another busy weekend at Cascade on Presidents Day weekend. The weather was really good, too – especially Sunday. I had a number of private lessons, some beginner group lessons and an intermediate group lesson or two as well. People take advantage of private lessons so that they can skip in line during these […]

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2013-2014 Snow Forecast for Wisconsin

Well, there’s some good news! The snow forecast for Wisconsin looks good. They’re saying “Above Average” snow is being predicted for Wisconsin with below average temperatures. Preliminary Winter 2013-2014 Winter Outlook ( In the words of Forrest Gump: “One less thing.” -T

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Winter in Wisconsin

Well, winter is dying down here but I have friends and others that are wondering what winter in Wisconsin is really like. Well, it’s pretty simple: Any temperature above 20 in January is “warm” or even “hot.” When it’s sunny out, it’s cold. When it’s cloudy out, it is snowing or will snow. When we […]

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