Tuesday December 25th 2012 7:16am MST
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It's the start of day #3 for me in British Columbia, so apologies for the shorter discussions this week...the internet is a bit slow. Here's a recap of the best day of skiing of my life (scroll down to the bottom).
Merry Christmas! Get out there and ski/ride ... about 5-10 inches fell for most mountains of Colorado between Monday morning and late Monday night and this was in line with the forecast. Go take advantage! The big winner was Powderhorn with 14 inches of the fluffy stuff. Steamboat also did well with 11 inches.
A few flurries or light snow showers will continue on Tuesday morning but this will end by late morning if not earlier. Expect sunny skies later today and clear skies through the first part of Tuesday night.
The next storm moves in late Tuesday night and will last through Friday morning. Accumulations don't look too big during any individual day or night, but two and a half days of on and off snow should pile up to at least 3-6" or 4-8" for many areas between Wednesday morning and Friday morning. This storm is not very strong, but it will keep moisture over Colorado and provide just enough energy for periods of snow. It won't snow the entire time between Wednesday morning and Friday morning, but with the lighter snow, cooler air, and mostly cloudy conditions, the snow should stay soft and fun through the holiday week.
Expect sunny and dry weather from midday Friday through the weekend, and then another storm will likely move up from the southwest on Monday (December 31st) and could target the southern San Juans with good snow (Durango, Silverton, Wolf Creek).
Enjoy your white Christmas!
Recent Colorado Daily Snow
- Tue Dec 10 8:36am
Summary: Temperatures will warm this week. Snow showers...
- Sun Dec 8 10:59pm
Summary: Very cold on Monday, with warming temperatures...
- Sun Dec 8 7:14am
Summary: This morning will be the best time to ski fresh...
- Fri Dec 6 10:32pm
Summary: Snow will increase Saturday afternoon, fall heavily...
- Fri Dec 6 1:28am
Summary: The next storm will bring snow to all of Colorado...
View individual forecasts
- Arapahoe Basin
- Aspen Highlands
- Aspen Mountain
- Beaver Creek
- Berthoud Pass
- Cameron Pass
- Copper Mountain
- Crested Butte
- Echo Mountain
- Loveland Ski Area
- Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Ski Cooper
- Ski Granby Ranch
- Winter Park
- Wolf Creek