Just in case you weren’t ready for summer just yet, winter is returning this weekend to Loveland Pass and Arapahoe Basin is still open!
Expect a few new inches at A-Bay by Sunday but the real action is happening further east. As of now the higher elevations of Boulder and Larimer counties can expect anywhere between 8-18″ of new snow out of this storm. That’s a godsend for fire-season on the front range.
Cameron Pass and Rocky Mountain National Park have both seen exceptional late seasons this year and a final storm might give all those ski mo enthusiasts one last reason to run up a big couloir. Just be aware that avalanche danger will accompany the new snow.
Rocky Mountain National Park:
Winter Storm Watch
…Heavy Snow Possible tonight through Saturday…
A slow moving and very moist spring storm will move out of the Great Basin and into northeast Colorado tonight. This system could remain relatively stationary through Saturday and result in a prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow, primarily for the mountains of western Larimer and western Boulder counties.
WHERE: Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range-
The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks- Including the cities of Cameron Pass, Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Willow Creek Pass, Berthoud Pass, Breckenridge, East Slopes Mosquito Range, East Slopes Southern Gore Range, Eisenhower Tunnel, Indian Peaks, Kenosha Mountains, Mount Evans, Williams Fork Mountains, and Winter Park
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 18 inches will be possible in the mountains of western Larimer and western Boulder Counties, heaviest above 9500 feet.
* WHERE…Rocky Mountain National Park, Berthoud Pass, Cameron Pass and the Medicine Bow Range.
* WHEN…From this evening through Saturday afternoon.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.