That's an Excellent Question: Historical Ski Season Start and End Dates.
By: Team XC Ottawa (2009/03/17)
I'd like to know if you and XC Ottawa readers could compile a list of rough starting and ending dates for the xc ski season in the Gats. I think this would be very useful info. And even if people have stories from certain years, and years from the 1970s and 1980s would be cool.
I'll start off with a few years I remember (don't know why I remember more from the 1990s).
If you have any answers, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll compile a list going as far back as possible.
|1992/93||ended in mid-April?|
|1994/95||around March 15th||Very early end to the season.|
|1995/96||Nov. 15th||Late April||One of the longest seasons ever, met a guy a few years later who skied April 28th.|
|1997/98||last ski was March 24th||Ice Storm year. Lots of debris revealed in the Spring.|
|1998/99||mid-April (last ski was April 18th)|
|2007/08||Nov. 20th||April 20th||Huge snowfall year, long season, but sudden end.|