Another check in with my bro over at powderchasers.com. Steve is in tune with the storm systems in his unrelenting quest to ride powder.
In the past 5 days Alta has seen 37 inches, Vail 17 inches, and an incredible 6 feet at Kirkwood who has seen over 100 inches in the past week. The Powderchase get’s even better Sunday/Monday as a new storm takes aim on the Northwest, Central Tahoe basin, Wasatch, and Central and Northern Colorado. Snow will begin in the Wasatch around 5AM on Sunday morning and continue through the early evening with 11-17 inches total by Monday morning. I will chase from Colorado and storm ski the Bird on Sunday and then head back to Colorado for fresh on Monday. I would expect the best conditions to be Sunday afternoon as the fluff piles up in Utah.
Snow will begin late Sunday in Colorado with areas picking up 11-15 inches by late Monday. The most confidence for deep powder will be at Steamboat, Vail, Beaver Creek and perhaps Snowmass where a classic Northwest flow do best. Other areas will see 5-10 inches with the exception of the South where amounts will be much less. Monday is shaping up to be a great powder day and many of Vails back bowls are now open.
Extended Powder? High pressure takes hold on Tuesday/Wednesday with another significant storm expected by late next week and weekend.
The Chase of the week!
Saturday: Kirkwood- 10-18 during the day Saturday
Sunday: Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon- 10 inches by end of day and 7 additional Sunday night
Monday: Vail Colorado- Back Bowls 7-11 inches with higher amounts in NW aspects.
Tuesday: Left over freshies in Colorado with light snow Monday night.
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