WINTER is holding on for the next 5 days as some areas In Colorado dig out from over 39 inches at Loveland Ski area, 50 Plus inches at Vail, and 2-3 feet at AspenHighlands. The Wasatch of Utah picked up an average of 3-5 inches every 24 hour period for the past 5 days (you do the math). Alta opens tomorrow for 3 more days so if you can get to Utah you will be smiling with Faceshots.. Snowbird has been in fantastic shape this week as well with mid winter conditions.
The next round of snow entering theCASCADES tonight into Friday will bring 4-10 inches of dense snow to many areas (Rain at the bases) perhaps smoothing out any irregularities that formed this week (Could be fun at higher elevations). The cold fluff from last weekend is history!
POWDER ALERTS- ROCKIES
EXPECT a nice surprise for Grand Targhee’s final weekend as snow will be falling Friday night through Saturday (Don’t expect huge amounts but enough to freshen up- 3-6 or more. The Wasatch will see a quick hitter Friday night with 4-8 at the upper elevations of both Alta andSnowbird. Colorado gets into the action on Saturday with Vail and areas along I-70 seeing 4-9 inches by Saturday night (Day storm- storm ski). This might extend into Saturday evening.
Next week looks best for Colorado especially Monday and Tuesday as a series of cold air orographic snowfall might lead to some decent accumulations along the Continental Divide near the Front Range (Loveland- A Basin). Things could get very good!
Finally, winter will wean by the middle of next week when high pressure and warmer temperatures settle in. I suspect this will be my last week of postings and perhaps our last series of cold storms for the season.
Get out and enjoy the powder as mid winter conditions exist in many areas and should hold on for the next 5 days.