Powderchasers storm alert: Co and NM looking good

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 31, 2011 12:56 pm

Moderate snow for Colorado/New Mexico are on the way as a sharp cold front with strong Northerly winds will move into Central Colorado by 7pm.  This storm has winds from the North, Northeast, and briefly Northwest so most areas will receive snow however the highest amounts should be over Snowmass, Telluride, and highest confidence in the Southern San Juans of New Mexico where 7-11 inches will be found by late Tuesday.  Moderate snow will occur over the Front Range of Colorado (Eldora) where 4-8 inches of light density will be found by Tuesday morning. Wind chills will be below zero by Tuesday AM and with extremely light densities I would expect to stay on the groomers as you will be blasting right through the new feather like powder riding the surface below from the warm days we have seen in the past week.  This is one of those storms where some areas like Snowmass could see moderate amounts and other spots like Crested Butte or even Vail might see much less?  The Wasatch of Utah will only see light snow through the period as 2-3 inches currently have fallen at Alta (last night).   


The Chase? 


My picks for Tuesday morning are Taos, Snowmass (5-10 inches) and perhaps even Eldora (4-8 inches) and Loveland (4-7).  


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