We received a quick wave of light snow and rain on Sunday night and into early Monday morning. Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Winter Park are the only remaining open resorts and they are all reporting one inch. This is just a tease for what's to come this week!
The rest of Monday morning and into the early afternoon will feature partly cloudy skies and mostly dry conditions. The action will then quickly ramp back up as we head into the late afternoon and evening hours. Moderate to periods of very heavy snow will fall through Monday night and into Tuesday, turning all road surfaces from Georgetown through Vail over to an icy and slushy mix. Snow-packed conditions will also be possible over the mountain passes. CDOT will implement the passenger traction law so make sure your vehicle is prepared with snow/mud tires, AWD/4WD, and/or an alternative traction device. The high April sun angle will improve the road surfaces during the day on Tuesday but remember to always stay tuned to CDOT for the latest information.
We could then catch a short break on Tuesday night and into Wednesday before our next wave of continuous snow takes aim for the corridor from Wednesday night and into the weekend. Thursday through Saturday will feature off-and-on periods of very heavy snow, with the Front Range likely getting in on the action by Friday night. Here's a look at the latest ensemble precipitation forecast for Berthoud Pass. Multiple by 10 to estimate snowfall.
Overall, we are looking at very healthy accumulations for the higher elevations and winter driving conditions along the corridor. If you're looking for great spring turns, I'd aim for Tuesday and first chair Wednesday, along with Thursday, Friday, and especially Saturday. Again, please make sure your vehicle is prepared and keep an eye on CDOT for accidents and road closures.
Thanks for reading and enjoy this great cycle of late-season snow!
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