7 Day Powder Forecast - Where is the Deep?

7 Day Powder Forecast - Where is the Deep?


7 Day Powder Forecast - Where is the Deep?


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Whats Fresh?

Heavy snow blanketed a large portion of Colorado in the past 24 hours. Winter Park led the pack with over 14 inches of Freshies (Fell in a 9 hour period) Resorts closest to the front range of Denver did best with a few wild cards being Snowmass (10 inches) and Telluride (8 inches) .  Eldora reported 11 inches this morning.

What will be Fresh? 

Rain will continue to influence mid to lower levels of all ski resorts in the Northwest!   Upper elevations could receive significant dense snowfall mixed with rain. Colder air will be filtering in Sunday night and Monday changing heavy rain to light snowfall. Some convergence might set up over Stevens Pass.  Monday is your only hope for any fluff but not deep.

Snowfall will return to the Sierra late Sunday night into Monday with a quick shot of 4-8 inches at elevations above 7,000 feet.  Most of the action will be in the northern ski resorts around the lake.  Snowfall extends into central Idaho, and Montana during the morning Monday. Snow/rain mix is likely near Sun Valley bases, with light to moderate snow in upper areas.  Southern Montanastands a good chance of 6 inches or more during the day Monday through Tuesday (Colder and deeper).  Monday- Storm ski- could be good!

The Tetons grab pre frontal moisture Monday (1-4-dense) turning heavy by Monday night (5-9-ligther).  Colder air filters in for Tuesday with light snow showers continuing. The Wasatch gets action Monday night through Tuesday (5-11).  Resorts in the north from Powder Mountain toSnowbasin might fare deeper as most moisture extends towards the Idaho and Wyoming borders.   Park City, Deer Valley, and the Canyons will finally see much needed low elevation snowfall by Tuesday AM (Snowing during the day).


Models are showing light moisture beginning late Monday night in the north (Steamboat) extending down to I-70 by AM Tuesday. Snow will be moderate-heavy on Tuesday.  My picks might be close to Summit County and the front range.  Snow will linger into Tuesday evening and drop to the southern mountains for Wednesday.  This is a quick hitter but has the cold air to bring a good shot of 5-10 inches to many areas of Colorado (Loveland, Winter Park, Eldora, Breckenridge, Copper, Steamboat).


High pressure takes hold for the middle to end of next week for the West.   long term models show some moisture returning to coastal British Columbia by Thursday and a colder system for the Northwest next weekend. That storm migrates into the interior of BC with colder air and snowfall the following Monday/Tuesday.  The period beyond next weekend shows more cold storms possible for the Cascades?  We see some active periods on the horizon.


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