GUEST SPEAKER Joel Gatz with OPENSNOW
Hosted by the Rollins 20/30 Club
$5.00/pp & One Complimentary Beer
Wednesday, December 5th
Centennial Room – 6:00PM
PEOPLE OF OPEN SNOW - Joel Gratz
Joel really (really) likes three things: Weather, snow, and
After a childhood spent ski racing and teaching skiing at
Shawnee Mountain in Pennsylvania, Joel attended Penn State to study meteorology
and to continue ski racing.
After graduating at the top of his meteorology class in 2003,
Joel moved to Boulder, Colorado to enjoy the good life in Colorado and to
attend graduate school. While earning a Masters in Environmental Studies and an
MBA, Joel realized that forecasting snow in the big mountains of Colorado was
very difficult and missed a few incredible powder days due to inaccurate
forecasts made by himself and others.
Vowing to not miss another powder day, Joel studied the mountain
weather patterns of Colorado and started sharing forecasts in 2007 via an email
list called Colorado Powder Forecast.
In 2009, Joel moved his forecasts online to
ColoradoPowderForecast.com, and this site became known as the go-to source for
snow forecasts in Colorado. In 2010, Joel left his full-time employer to start
a business around forecasting weather and skiing powder. And during 2011, a
fortuitous thing happened and Joel met another meteorologist and programmer
named Andrew Murray. The two teamed up to create OpenSnow.com and the rest is
Joel still lives in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, home to an
incredible number of supportive entrepreneurs. You can find Joel skiing deep
powder both in bounds and in the backcountry, as well as hiking, biking, and
chasing thunderstorms in the summer months.
Rollins 2030 SNOW FORECAST PRESENTATION
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM