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By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 2 months ago December 9, 2023

Opening Powder Day for Buttermilk & Highlands

Summary

3-8 inches for Saturday morning's reports, with a storm total of 8-15 inches since Thursday night. Cold on Saturday. Mostly dry weather settles in for the next week.

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We're waking up on Saturday morning to snow reports of 3-8 inches, with 8-15 inches since Thursday night.

  • Aspen Mountain: 15" (7+8)
  • Aspen Highlands: 13" (6+7)
  • Snowmass: 12" (7+5)
  • Buttermilk: 8" (5+3)

Enjoy the opening day powder at Buttermilk and Highlands!

My forecast coming into the storm from Thursday morning was for 4-8 inches so we blew the top off of the forecast. That really came about from the band of intense snowfall that fell late Thursday night as I was only expecting 1-3 inches and instead, we got 5-7 inches.

Hey, I'll take it and I'll always keep myself honest with how the storm performed vs. the forecast!

Saturday - Sunday

Cold temperatures and light snow showers will be the story on Saturday. These snow showers could linger throughout on Saturday morning but I'm not expecting much in terms of additional snow.

Temps will also hover in the single digits on Saturday and will struggle to climb into the low teens for many locations.

After another chilly night on Saturday night, Sunday should start in the single digits under partly sunny skies. Temps should then slowly climb into the 20s ahead of mostly cloudy skies and maybe a few light snow showers on Sunday evening.

Next Week & Beyond

Patience. That will be the name of the game as we look ahead to December 10-17.

Mostly dry weather will stream overhead through next weekend and we're going to have to wait until December 18-20 for our next best chance at a stronger storm.

We can keep an eye on Thursday, December 14 for "something" but I'm setting very low expectations.

The good news is that additional terrain will open thanks to our storm on Friday. The sun angle is also low and our temps should not warm up considerably over the next week so the snow quality should remain in great shape.

More details to come over the next week on how things could shape up during the second half of December.

Tap the links below to view automated snow forecasts for the ski resorts.

Along with automated weather forecasts for each town throughout the valley.

Thanks for reading! Next update on Sunday.

Sam Collentine

About Our Forecaster

Sam Collentine

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Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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