“I’m forecasting for Lake Tahoe roughly 350-400 inches.” – Chris Tomer told the Tahoe Daily Tribune
Chris Tomer is a mountain weather expert and mountaineer from Denver who has done weather forecasting for over 50 mountaineering ski expeditions all over the globe. He also does the local Colorado weather on TV for both KDVR FOX-31 and KWGN CW-2.
“Heavenly, Squaw, Sierra-at-Tahoe, dropping down to Northstar, then you start to really get on the margins.”
“I’m not confident with Kirkwood and down to Mammoth. Certainly the resorts tucked in close to the lake will do well and all the way up to Shasta and the Pacific Northwest.” – Chris Tomer told the Tahoe Daily Tribune
NOAA has stated that there is a 55-60% chance of La Nina this winter and they’ve issued a La Nina Watch.
Check out Chris Tomer’s resume:
I provide accurate, tailored forecasts for mountaineers & skiers.
In the past 10 years i’ve helped put over 50 Teams on mountain summits around the world including Mount Everest. My track record is solid with a summit success rate of 98%.
No corners are cut. Every effort is made to scrutinize every forecast and to only use the best data. Give yourself every advantage.
These are not bulk forecasts. I don’t use zip code or point-and-click forecast gimmicks. Each forecast I deliver is distilled and tailored for the client. This kind of expertise leads to highly informed decision making.
I present the best summit windows including all the Pros and Cons. But, I always defer to the Team on the mountain.
My strategy is to find the right tool for the Mountain. I don’t use 10 different forecast models. I know which ones perform best. I understand the forecast biases for each Mountain.
My imagination is an asset. I’m also a mountaineer so I can imagine what conditions are actually like on the mountain. I have the pulse of the climber.
Previous forecasting jobs include Mount Everest (2012, 2015), Gasherbrum I (2013), Gasherbrum II (2013), Nanga Parbat (2013), Shishapangma (2014), Cho Oyo (2014), Denali (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015), Peak Lenin (2014), Aconcagua (2010, 2014), Point 11,300 Alaska (2014), Kilimanjaro (2014), all of Colorado’s 14ers, all of California’s 14ers, and Rainier (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).