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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 3 days 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 5 days ago

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

Answered 5 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 week ago

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

Answered 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

Hi Joel! Big fan. My husband and I are returning to Colorado from abroad and thinking of hanging out in the mountains in April. I know I know that you can only forecast 10 days out, but any hints about what April has in store? Thanks!

Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Joel..... Congratz on your engagement!! Now can you please stop the snow in the Philly area so the plows can clean the roads and I can get to the mountains to ski!! Guess who....hi to Lauren

Answered 3 weeks ago

In Colorado, would it be possible to be more specific about Summit Co.? We seem to fall into some sort of black hole in forecasting. Thought we were in the Central mountains, but then Telluride was mentioned as being in them. According to Joel, today is supposed to be rather nasty; however, the sun's out, high clouds, some blue sky. Kind of hard to plan stuff. OpenSnow is the best forecaster, but no one seems to get Summit Co. Thanks. Bonnie Guthrie

Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi, you guys keep talking about the return of a stormier pattern in the west for around march 12th-15th, does this pattern will affect interior BC, Kicking horse, Revelstoke or Fernie??? They seemed to be way off the storm track with the last storms??Thanks

Answered 3 weeks ago

Joel - Is your confidence growing for Tetons as well for a storm or two during the 13th - 20th time frame? What's the potential for that area? Thanks - Mike

Answered 3 weeks ago

Joel, I cant figure out why there are no winter weather advisories winter storm warnings or alerts for Winter park, Copper Mountain, Loveland,Keystone Breck, A-basin etc.. for tonight and tomorrow as your forecasts are for some pretty good snow. I see winter storm warnings for Steamboat and Vail but you are calling for about the same amount of snow there so whats up? Any reason you can think of? Thanks Brian

Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Evan- This portion of your forecast from today.. "Long range models keep pushing back the return of storms. A few days ago it was the 10th, now it looks more like the 14th..." i KNOW this is long range and anything can change for better or worse. My question is, when you look at the models and say, the 10th or the 14th as an example, is this when the models are suggesting there might be actual precipitation falling in the forecast region, or is this when a system is potentially slated to move off the pacific and into the general west? Obviously if that were the case, there could be a varient of a couple of days before moisture arrives in the forecast area. Not looking for a prediction on those dates neccesarily, just to more clearly understand what those kinds of statements indicate. Thanks!

Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Joel, I was wondering you could help me out with some guidance. I am in the Pacific NW and have been getting skunked most of the year. I have vacation planned March 6-14 and I want to go where ever the best snow will be (preferably pow). I am considering Utah (somewhere from Alta to Snowbasin), Jackson/Targhee, or Revelstoke. What do you think the best bet is? Thanks so much for what you do and your opinion. Thanks, Jon

Answered 3 weeks ago