Posted: Jan 29, 2013 4:40 PM by Judy Slate
More than two feet of new snow fell at Bridger bowl Monday night into Tuesday creating a winter wonderland and a skier's paradise. The folks up at Bridger say all the snow comes from a BBC or Bridger Bowl Cloud. Its when a storm moves in and settles over Bridger Bowl. The result feet, not inches of fresh snow. "Awesome day to ski here, its the kind of day we all live for." said Ski Patrolman Scott Schmidt.
The snow depth is monitored at the Alpine Weather Station just off the Alpine lift. They have electronic monitors that gauge snow depth, moisture content, temperature and humidity. They also use a more old fashion method of measurement - rulers.
The weather station has been around for about 40 years and the data it gathers is not just for skiers, it helps gauge avalanche danger. "A large part of our avalanche control program depends on how much snow and how much wind." said Schmidt.