Snow Please! Can We Start the Chase Already?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 1, 2011 12:14 am

Models are consistent in bringing light snow to the Cascades today with a storm system dropping into Southern California by Monday and edging it’s way back to Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Colorado by Tuesday.  The San Juan Mountains in Southern Colorado will see light continuous snowfall from Tuesday through Wednesday night that could amount to 4-9 inches or more especially over Taos New Mexico!  Ski conditions in this region along with Wolf Creek in Colorado continue to be very good. 

The Northwest Cascades should see a stronger system come onshore Wednesday and eventually spill over Central and Northern California, Wasatch of Utah, Southern Idaho, and North-Central Colorado by Thursday.  This storm should freshen things up a bit with my early estimate at 4-8 inch accumulations.   The good news is that areas in the Rockies that have not seen snow for several weeks should get some attention!   

The long range still looks a bit on the drier side with a storm possible over the Front Range of Colorado on Christmas Day?


- Powderchaser Steve