UPDATE: POWDER ALERT EXTENDED INTO THE WASATCH, COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO
Snowfall totals through December 11th.
Models this morning show heavy snow still on tap for the entire Sierra Range extending south to Mammoth and East to the Ruby Mountains outside of Elko (12-18 at higher elevations). Powder alerts have been hoisted for the Wasatch who will start to see snow on Saturday AM. Most early snow will be over areas favored by Southwest Flow (Snowbasin, Powder Mountain intitially and Brighton andSolitude later). Areas favored by NW or Westerly flow will reap rewards Saturday PM through Sunday AM (Little Cottonwood Canyon, as well as Big Cottonwood). If you are chasing you might go north Saturday and further south on Sunday. Expect locally 8-14 inches. Solitude is opening the Summit Chair today!
Colorado gets action Saturday afternoon (San Juans) through Sunday night. Wind shift from SW to West will favor the San Juans, Crested Butte, and areas south Saturday (2PM) to Sunday (4AM). Central and Northern Colorado do best Sunday morning through Sunday evening. Areas favored by Westerly flow include Steamboat and Beaver Creek. All mountain areas in northern Colorado will see snowfall Sunday with many resorts opening new terrain (Vail, Breck, Beaver Creek). I would expect amounts in the San Juans to reach 12 inches early Sunday morning. The Central and Northern Colorado mountains should reach 7-10 inches by late Sunday. New Mexcio will also be in the fluff for Sunday morning (Taos, Santa Fe).
Saturday– Sierra (Deep) Take your pick from north to south.
Saturday PM (Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, Wolf Creek)
Sunday Snowbird, Alta, Solitude, Brighton,Wolf Creek, Taos, Crested Butte, Silverton, Beaver Creek-Late AM, Steamboat-Late AM, Summit County PM.
Enjoy the powder!