Colder Weather Pattern Brings Good Snowmaking Conditions

Category: Weather

Colder air moved into the area over the weekend. The cold dry air made for good snowmaking conditions as both Squaw and Alpine fired up the snow guns on Sunday.

Short-range Forecast:

We are expecting dry weather throughout the week. Highs in the 50s at the base Monday and cooling into the 40s for Tuesday-Wednesday. Then warming back into the 50s Thursday-Friday. Around 10 degrees colder on the upper mountain. Overnight lows in the teens at the base and 20s on the upper mountain.

That will continue to provide good snowmaking conditions at night as the mountain starts to build a base for the initial ski trails.

Long-Range Forecast:

The first weekend of November through the first week of November the pattern may remain dry.  Long-range models suggest the pattern could shift a little the 2nd week of November. Possibly making it easier for storms to push farther south towards northern CA. We will keep an eye on that as we also get closer to opening day later in the month.

BA