2 Storms, 2+ Feet Each Possible

Category: Weather
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Thursday - Friday:

Sunny skies, light winds, and highs in the 40's.

Friday looks dry at least in the morning, with some light showers possible by afternoon.  Snow levels starting around 7,500 feet.

Friday Night - Saturday Night Storm:

Friday night into Saturday the next storm moves through.  Heavy snow is expected to push in later Friday night into Saturday morning, and then snow showers into Saturday night.  Snow levels falling to the base Saturday morning and even colder air working in with higher snow ratios as we go into Saturday night.  Winds gusting to 60-70+ mph up top on Saturday could affect some lift operations.

By Sunday morning we could see 7-13 inches at the base, and 20-30 inches of snow on the mountain.

Sunday - Monday Night Storm:

A cold trough drops down from the north on Sunday with an additional wave dropping down Monday.  That should keep snow going Sunday into Monday.  We could continue to see gusty upper mountain winds and temperatures dropping into the 20's for highs.  That means it will be cold and the snow will become more powdery Sunday into Monday.

By Tuesday morning we could see an additional 20-30 inches at the base, and 30-40 inches on the mountain.  

Long-Range:

A colder pattern sets up for the week of the 4th.  The weather may be dry Tuesday-Friday as high pressure sits near the West Coast. 

The next cold system dropping down from the north could bring some snow the weekend of the 9th.  

A more active weather pattern may return the week of the 11th.

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Skier on bike
Photo: Ben Birk

Travel Impacts & Information

This series of storms (Friday-Monday) will coincide with weekend travel, so please note that there may be chain controls, slow moving traffic or road closures as the snow flies. We strongly encourage you to check weather, road status, snow reports and lift status as we move into a dynamic weather pattern over the weekend. Here are some helpful links, and please travel safely!

Weather Resources
Road Information
Resort Information