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Heading up to Frisco from Denver Thursday after work for a weekend in the mountains. What time(ish) do I need to leave by to beat the snow, or should I just be prepared for a slow and snowy drive? Thanks for the info!!!

Answered 6 days ago

Hi Joel - Perhaps not the best day to ask you this, but how can I get my profile photo to show up on my posts? It is visible in "my account" area so was uploaded, but does not post. Thanks!

Answered 6 days ago

Joel, Wed or Thursday?? skiing at Winter Park, Abasin, Loveland or Copper depending on snow When does the majority of the snow start to fall on Wed? is it morn or afternoon? Thanks Brian

Answered 6 days ago

Joel or Brian, I have a question about the freezing levels that were added to the forecast. I'm looking at sugarbush for example, and the high temp for Thursday is at 30 at the forecast elevation, but the note about freezing levels say 10,600. Can you shed some light on that? thanks!

Answered 1 week ago

The Colorado forecast has changed quite a bit in just the last day or so...What happened to the big storm you were talking about for Wed-Sat just a few days ago?

Answered 2 weeks ago

Joel its time to promote your self with a logo shirt and the back should say. "Yeah but what would Joel say?" Thanks for helping me plan my days. Todd from Breckenridge. You could send me one if you want. Here's to the late season.

Answered 2 weeks ago

This is probably best answered by Brian in New England. I've had five opinions from five different people in the Stowe, Vermont and Franconia, New Hampshire areas. We are planning a Fall Colors trip to New England and wish to stay in the above areas. I've looked at NWS maps that show the peak colors around Oct. 5 to 10 for both areas. Another local map shows the peaks in the last week of September. The local innkeeper in Warren, Vt. says the peak is normally around Oct. 7, while an innkeeper in Franconia says Sept. 27. The long range Climate Prediction Center shows above average trends for Sept/Oct in New England. When would you suggest the best time may be? Won't hold ya to it!! Thanks so much. Doug C. ---- still skiing in CO!!

Answered 2 weeks ago

When is snow coming to bever creek

Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi I am planning a trip to Colorado starting April 3rd, and I was wondering which mountain will have better conditions - breckenridge or vail? Thanks!

Answered 4 weeks ago

Hi, I'm not sure if anyone has an expertise in northern California, but I was looking to head up to mount Shasta for a two day tour the 27th and 28th and was wondering if there is any chance that I could luck out with a few inches of snow in between now and then. Thanks, John

Answered 4 weeks ago

Hi - going on spring break starting 3/28. If you could go anywhere in north America, where would you go? Thanks, Steve

Answered 4 weeks ago

Hey Guys- spent a week skiing slush in Utah and am left unfulfilled. With not much looking up for the rest of this season, looking at a trip to Chile or Argentina in August (although their last 4 years have been poor as well). Would book at last minute 5-6 days out. Understanding this is way out of your region, but would any of you guys be able to give any forecast generally for that area when the time comes, or maybe point me to some reliable snow forecasts for the region? Most likely Nevados Chillan and Portillo. The only one i have found is snow-forecast.com and i don't think theirs will be as accurate or detailed as yours are for the US. Really want to get some powder this summer but given the cost and travel time, i'd hate to get skunked (again). I also am having a hard time finding reliable base and annual snowfall numbers for the many of these south american resorts.. Any thoughts, recommendations? Thanks!

Answered 1 month ago

I remember a powder day at A Basin a few years back on May 23. And it was fluffy good. But I assume that is rare. So what about April? Do you have any idea about how many 4" plus powder days occur in the first half of April, say in Summit County/Loveland?

Answered 1 month ago

Some friends and I are planning a trip to Steamboat from March 23-26. We're fairly advanced skiers and planning to ski 3 days and do one day of the snowcat tour. I'm concerned about the coverage since Steamboat is one of the lower altitude mountains in CO. Given that the we're going somewhat late season and the snowfall totals haven't been great should we change our plans and go to a different area (still in CO), or do you think Steamboat will still have good enough coverage? Thanks!

Answered 1 month ago

Joel, Crested butte march 20-23 or March 28-30 Or is this winter over as it sure seems like it's doomed with the ridge not wanting to let go anytime soon Thanks Brian

Answered 1 month ago

Joel, Why is the copper mountain snow stake cam not showing up on open snow? Thanks Brian

Answered 1 month ago

Joel: Under "Favorites" you offer webcams which I dearly love but I have a suggestion. Some of us are avid nordic skiers too and so use your website to ascertain nordic conditions. so rather than the downtown Frisco webcam why don't you offer the Frisco Nordic Center webcam on the same link: http://www.townoffrisco.com/about-frisco/webcams/ ?

Answered 1 month ago

Joel, As long as you are going to be educational this week, I have a request. I have no more knowledge about meteorology than a typical person and I wonder about the process (maybe answer the following questions in your posts throughout the week rather than a reply to this): 1) The models seem critical to forecasting. How much 'other' input do you use? What is that input? 2) It is clear that forecasting in the mountains is difficult. How do you do better than the major news networks? Why? 3) There seem to be a lot of armchair forecasters posting in the comments sections. Referring to my first two questions, what makes your forecasts better than theirs? 4) Do you plan on having any weather talks/presentations in the near future in Denver? While I have no intentions on becoming an armchair forecaster, it is interesting to learn about this stuff.

Answered 1 month ago

Hi, my family and I are heading out breckenridge march 24 through the 29 and I was wondering if there would be any new snow there. Also will there be left over pow if none falls or will it be too warm. Thanks

Answered 1 month ago

Hi: My family is heading to Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole March 16 - March 22 for a week. Hoping for some fresh powder! Anything in the extended forecast that suggests snow might be on the way!?

Answered 1 month ago