While April can pack some serious snow showers, rarely does the late spring month boast the deepest days of the entire season. However, for a few lucky Colorado resorts that continue to spin lifts, this weekend has proven to be one of the best weekends of the entire season and today is one of those days you don’t want to miss.
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…
* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF… ASPEN… VAIL… SNOWMASS… CRESTED BUTTE… TAYLOR PARK… MARBLE.
* TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…OFF AND ON THROUGH THIS EVENING.
* SNOW ACCUMULATION…10 TO 20 INCHES BY THIS EVENING.
* WINDS…NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH… DECREASING THIS EVENING.
* VISIBILITY…REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.
* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.
72 Hour Snowfall Totals
Loveland – 28.5″
Arapahoe Basin – 25″
Note: Arapahoe Basin only opened its lifts for the last hour and a half of Saturday’s operations due to high winds. That closure makes the ski area a favorite for untracked lines today.
Winter Park – 23.5″
Breckenridge – 22″
Copper Mountain – 21″
Vail – 15″
Wolf Creek – 13″
Aspen – 13″
Colorado Avalanche Advisory
Avalanche danger has risen considerably in the last 72 hours with much of the state currently reporting “Considerable“ danger near and above treeline. Soft storm slabs could be easily triggered by the weight of a single skier and the CAIC recommends conservative terrain choices and thorough snowpack assessment before traveling into avalanche terrain today.
Find up to date avalanche bulletins for Colorado here: Colorado Avalanche Information Center