The sneaky storm on Sunday night came through on the high side and dropped 4-8 inches on many mountains. This will make Monday morning soft and fun. Looking ahead, I don't see another cold powder day in the forecast for the next 10+ days or so.
Short Term Forecast
Sunday morning started out fresh and soft and fun, especially in the northern mountains, thanks to the lingering snowfall on Saturday and Saturday evening.
Sunday morning was mostly dry with just light snow showers.
Then on Sunday afternoon and Sunday night, the sneaky storm that we were watching for near the divide came through on the high side with snowfall rates of 2-4 inches per hour at times and significant accumulation not just along the divide but at many mountains.
Aside from the snow stake cams above, I saw about 3-4 inches of snow in the Aspen area, and there were 4-5 inches as far south as Molas Pass, just south of Silverton.
Much of this new snow was roughly split between the last hour or two of operations on Sunday and on Sunday evening after lifts closed, so it should be reasonably (or completely) fresh on Monday morning. Go get this new snow early on Monday morning before the late April sunshine turns it to mush!
Looking ahead, his week will be mostly dry with maybe just lingering showers on Monday morning, a chance for an afternoon shower on Wednesday, and light snow accumulations on Friday into Friday night in the northern mountains.
Other than those times, we'll see drier than average and warmer than average conditions during the next 10 days.
With a springtime weather pattern on the way, I'll write my final post of the season on Tuesday morning.
Thanks for reading!
Steamboat, Bluebird Backcountry, Granby, Beaver Creek, Vail, Ski Cooper, Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Berthoud Pass, Eldora, Rocky Mountain National Park, Cameron Pass
Along the Divide
Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Berthoud Pass
East of the Divide
Eldora, Echo, Rocky Mountain National Park, Cameron Pass
Aspen, Sunlight, Monarch, Crested Butte, Irwin, Powderhorn
Telluride, Silverton – north side of the southern mountains | Purgatory, Wolf Creek – south side of the southern mountains