Wolf Creek Ski Area opens on Saturday and if NOAA’s forecasts are correct, they could see some natural snow on the ground in addition to the man-made stuff.
Models currently have Wolf Creek Pass pegged to receive somewhere around 9″ of new snow by Wednesday with up to 14″ at higher elevations. That snow will be accompanied by high winds today before mellower weather moves into the region on Tuesday.
“A disturbance trekking across the southern portion of our area will increase showers over the San Juan mountains tonight and into Tuesday but snow levels will be high so most of the impacts will be above 9 and 10,000 feet.” – NWS Grand Junction
Cold temps overnight should allow for productive snowmaking but as of today, resort officials have refrained from making any terrain or lift announcements with opening day still 5 days out. Stay Tuned…
Let It Snow!
Winter Weather Advisory
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are expected.
* WHERE…La Garita Mountains and Eastern San Juan Mountains above 10000 feet.
* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 5 PM MST Tuesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.