Frequently Asked Questions

Why are there two snow stakes?

Northstar:

The official snow stake remains in its existing location to provide the most accurate snowfall measurements in comparison to previous seasons. Snowfall measurements from this stake are used for all official correspondence, including on the Northstar website, in emails, and in the daily snow report.

A new, second snow stake has been installed for the 2013-14 season to provide measurements for our new 24/7 snow stake mountain cam. Snowfall measurements for this stake are used solely for the purpose of the online mountain cam.

While the stakes are located only 25 feet apart from each other, slight differences in measurement between the official snow stake and the mountain cam snow stake may still occur.


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