From The Denver Post via the Loveland Reporter-Herald:
“I would suggest (skiers) take full advantage of the powder days and not take them for granted this season,” Ramey told the Steamboat Pilot. “The tendency (during El Niño years) is for snowstorms to be few and far between in Steamboat. But there’s lots of ways for my climate prediction to be wrong.”
Ramey bases his annual winter forecasts on snowfall data going back to 1950 and by following the state of El Niño.