Rising & Falling Snow Levels with Snow through Sunday

Category: Weather
Snowfall Report:

As the storm moved in Tuesday night we saw 3 inches fall on the mountain and 2 inches at the base as of 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Wet & Windy Storm:

Wednesday through Thursday morning a warm storm continues to move in. Snow levels starting near the base Wednesday morning but then rising as high as 8,500 feet by Wednesday night. Then falling below the base again Thursday afternoon as the colder storm approaches for the weekend.

Snowfall is tricky at each elevation with the snow levels rising and falling.  At 8,000 feet we could see 3-5 feet of snow by Friday morning, with only a brief change to rain possible Wednesday night.

At 7,000 feet we could see 8-12 inches of snow before a change to rain by Wednesday afternoon.  Then we could see 18-23 inches of snow when the rain changes back to snow Thursday afternoon and night.

At the base, we could see a few inches of snow Wednesday morning before a change to rain.  Then we could see 12-18 inches of snow after the rain changes back to snow Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.

High winds with ridgetop gust well in excess of 100 mph likely closing upper mountain lifts Wednesday and Thursday.

Cold Weekend Storm:

The colder system continues to push in Friday with a final wave dropping in Saturday keeping the snow showers going into Saturday night.  Sunday we could see scattered snow showers before the storm clears out. 

It's much colder Friday - Sunday with highs only in the 20's.  That will bring a much more powdery snow.  Wind gusts could still be strong on Friday affecting upper mountain lifts.  They should start to come down Saturday into Sunday.

We could see an additional 1-2 feet of snow at the base, and 2-3 feet of snow on the mountain Friday - Sunday.


The week of the 18th we transition into a cold and drier pattern, with inside slider type systems possibly brushing us with light snow.

The week of the 25th we could transition into a dry and milder pattern.


Travel Impacts & Information

This series of storms coincides with President's Day 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. Here are some helpful links, and please travel safely!