Light to moderate snow will affect the Wasatch this morning (3-5) as well as the Tetons, Central and Southern Colorado where 2 inches has fallen at Crested Butte at press time. Snow will continue through mid day and taper off before a stronger wave passes Thursday night in the Wasatch (4-8) and into Central and Northern Colorado during the day Friday (5-9). Southern Zones of Colorado (Butte, Wolf Creek, Silverton) will be favored today however the Friday energy will be more focussed along I-70 making those resorts a better pick for Friday morning. The Powder Alert is for next Monday/Tuesday. High pressure builds in this weekend in the Rockies where a potent cold front will slam into the Northwest bringing 6-12 inch amounts to Mount Baker by Saturday afternoon. Some areas might see higher amounts!
Heavy snow will return to the Northwest (WA and OR) on Saturday morning (Best day to be there) and eventually push a strong cold front into the Wasatch and Tetons by Monday morning. Snow will turn heavy over Alta, Snowbird, and other Northern UT resorts during the day Monday into the evening with amounts in the 10-16 inch range by Tuesday morning. The Tetons will also see snow however in the 4-9 inch range during the same period. Snow will continue in the Wasatch into Tuesday evening (Lighter amounts) and end on Wednesday.
Powder alert goes into effect for Monday afternoon into Wednesday morning where my focus for the most activity will be up North towards Steamboat and Vail (8-14) with the best day to ski the deep on Tuesday morning as it will still be snowing 1-2 inches per hour. Cold front drops through the entire State with moderate snow expected in most areas including Aspen, Crested Butte, and the 4 corners however lighter amounts in the South versus the North. This could change so stay tuned in case of any updates. Don’t’ forget this Friday will also be a decent day however just shy of the powder alert chase so if you are having powder withdrawal go out and grab the 4-9 inches.
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