Vail, Beaver Creek to see another shot of snow
Aspen, Snowmass also in the crosshairs
Vail/Beaver Creek should expect gusty winds above tree line in the 25-35 mph range, with sustained winds in the 15-20 mph range. Temps will remain warm throughout the night, with lows in the low 20s.
Thursday should see 1-3 inches on the morning report, favoring Beaver Creek. Aspen/Snowmass should see more, as southwest flow favors the southern and central mountains.
I expect 3-5 on the ground in the Roaring Fork Valley, with leeward aspects holding more. Temps drop a bit Thursday as a cold front zips through, bringing moderate snow to the San Juans and West Elk/Elk Ranges.
On-mountain highs in the mid 20s can be expected, with winds gusting into the 30s from the west/southwest. Showers end overnight Thursday, with partly cloudy skies Friday,
Expect totals for Vail/Beaver Creek in the 3-6 inch range, favoring The Beav' once again. Much of the snow will fall during the day Thursday, so 24 hour totals will be skewed. With the majority of Beaver Creek facing north, and given the southwest flow, this might be the time for you Vail snobs to venture west, where the parking is free and the skiing can be unexpected.
Aspen/Snowmass could see as much as 6-12 on the ground; however, those totals will be within 24 hours, again, and much of the snow will fall during the day Thursday.
With the warming these past few days at Vail/Beaver Creek, we would need to be on the very high side of the storm total to make any south-facing aspects reasonable to ride. A grooming report may be a valuable piece of information for Thursday and Friday.
We see another shot at snow for the holiday weekend, so for now, start doing your best snow dance.
3 Comments on "Vail, Beaver Creek to see another shot of snow"
David O. – Feb. 17, 2011, at 8:36 a.m.
Nothing at 5:30 in West Vail and then woke up to full-on whiteout at 7. There are nearly 6 inches new on my deck already and still dumping. Terrible driving conditions. Dowd Junction eastbound shut down. Check CDOT before heading out on the roads.
SwayerScott – Jan. 21, 2023, at 2:14 p.m.
It looks like winter isn't ready to take its final bow just yet as Vail and Beaver Creek are set to see another shot of snow. real estate Archer Despite the onset of spring temperatures, a new system is moving in late evening, accompanied by strong southwest winds and high temperatures. Mountain enthusiasts should expect wind speeds of 25-35 mph above the treeline and 15-20 mph in the lower ground. With temperatures remaining in the low twenties, it looks like Vail and Beaver Creek will be able to extend their winter season a little longer.
Reid – Feb. 17, 2011, at 8:25 a.m.
5 a.m. wake up call from my second born and zero snow on the ground. 7:30 a.m. when my wife wakes me up and 3 inches already in Edwards. Great dynamics and a little luck and we may see a great day of skiing for Friday. Keep your fingers crossed.