Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 30, 2012 3:09 am

Crystal Mountain received 17 inches during yesterdays storm however strong winds and warmer temperatures kept the fluff factor down. Whistler has received over 35 inches in the past 2 days!   The Sierra will see a 12 hour window of heavy snow beginning on Saturday morning up North until a cold front drops down by afternoon.  Most areas especially Northern Lake locations will see a quick 9-12 inches by late Saturday night.  The Wasatch gets some leftovers on Sunday with 3-5 inches likely over Park City and 4-7 in the Cottonwoods. 

Colorado will finally see some snow however only after record warm temperatures plummutt late Sunday/Monday where spotty snow amounts will reach 7-9 inches in many areas favored by Southwest Flow (4 Corners), followed by Central and Northern Colorado when the winds shift to the West Monday morning.  The Front Range may even see some wrap around moisture Monday with temps only in the low 40′s.  

The Chase:

Friday:  Northwest resorts with several feet of heavy wet snow (Crystal is slightly higher so might be a better pick)

Saturday:  The Northern Sierra late in the day (Squaw might be a good pick since high winds keep KT 22 running).   Oregon will see heavy snow during the day so Mount Hood will be a winner!

Sunday  Solitude with 4-7 new during the day on top of groomers!  The Bird will be pretty rough underneath!

Monday   Colorado might not make the grade but if I had to guess, Crested Butte? If you can fly Whistler BC gets another 15 inches during the day! 

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