Aspen Snowmass Daily Snow
By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 3 months ago November 19, 2023
2-4 inches fell on Saturday night. Snow showers will linger through Sunday ahead of another uptick in snowfall rates on Sunday afternoon/evening. Snow continues through Monday. Dry Tuesday through Thanksgiving. Another round of snow on Friday. Dry weather is likely in late November.
Aspen Snowmass Conditions
The ski resorts received 2-4 inches for Sunday morning's 5 am report, though a narrow band of snowfall on Sunday morning continues to bring healthy snowfall rates to the mountains.
As I type at 7:30 am, we're now more in the zone of 4-7 inches. This narrow band of snow should settle down soon and we'll receive more off-and-on showers through midday Sunday.
It will then be game on for another wave of heavier snow on Sunday afternoon and into Sunday night.
The storm will be somewhat disorganized on Sunday ahead of it strengthening as it moves to the south and east of Colorado. This doesn't inspire confidence but there will likely be a few surprises.
Expect another 2-6 inches by Monday morning, followed by maybe another inch or two through Monday evening as north and northeasterly winds continue to bring orographic snow showers and temps in the teens to low 20s.
In total, we'll likely be looking at 6-12 inches on the mountains from Saturday night through Monday.
Tuesday - Thanksgiving
Dry weather will settle back in on Tuesday and remain in place through Thursday. Daytime highs will climb into the 30s under sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of mostly cloudy skies on Thanksgiving Day.
Opening day for Aspen Mountain and Snowmass is on Thursday!
Cloudy skies on Thursday will be the signal for our next round of snow that is set to arrive on Black Friday.
Next Weekend & Beyond
All signs are pointing toward the storm on Friday being a decent snowmaker as it dips into Colorado from the north/northwest. The models also continue to have much colder air being pulled in from the north.
From a timing perspective, we'll likely see snow begin to fall by early Friday morning, reach their highest rates during the day on Friday, and then see weakening snow showers through Friday night and maybe into Saturday.
Looking further ahead, we'll likely see mostly dry weather prevail by the second half of the holiday weekend and into the final days of November. Unfortunately, I don't see any significant storms in the queue for late November and into early December but this can always change.
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Projected Opening Dates
Aspen Highlands: December 9, 2023
Aspen Mountain: November 23, 2023
Buttermilk: December 9, 2023
Snowmass: November 23, 2023