-At about 8,000 feet (Aspen): Low 35, High 63 (Highest ~ 78 on May 16, 1988, Lowest ~ 22 on May 14, 1985) -At about 9,000 feet (Dillon; near base elev. for Keystone, Breckenridge, Winter Park); Low 26, High 58 (Highest ~ 73 on May 17, 1948, Lowest ~ 9 on May 16, 1916) -Approx 13,000 feet (Near the top elevation of many resorts in CO); Low 21, High 44
::: Drier and milder today/ Cooler with showers and some snow Saturday through Monday/ Milder with more sun Tuesday and Wednesday :::
DETAILED SUMMARY for the week -> Updated for Friday, May 17... Today - We have a slightly unsettled southwest flow aloft due to northwest US low pressure. This southwest flow should be mostly dry, but enough moisture lingers for very isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly along the divide. Plenty of sunshine is expected.
Saturday through Monday - A fairly cold low pressure system from out of the northwest US moves in with some upper level energy across the area, and a moisture increase, for increased clouds and showers, plus a shot at some mostly light accumulating snowfall mainly above 10,000 feet, and mainly for northern areas. Saturday night we see snow levels drop as 1 weather disturbance and a cold front pass through, for light snow to 8,000 and 9,000 feet. Sunday and Monday become a bit colder than that, with snow to lower elevations, and some snow accumulations.
Tuesday and Wednesday - High pressure ridging builds in some, with mostly sunny skies developing on Tuesday, and the same sunny skies but warmer temperatures on Wednesday. An even colder low pressure system develops across the northwest US, and this one looks quite unseasonably cold. CM
Winter Park Resort is located 67 miles (108 kilometers) northwest of Denver and 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Denver International Airport (DIA). Set in the Vasquez Mountains of the Arapaho National Forest, Winter Park Resort is the closest major ski resort to Denver (one and half hours driving time) via Interstate 70 West to exit 232 and onto U.S. Highway 40. Winter Park Resort consists of four adjacent areas: Winter Park, Mary Jane, (including Parsenn Bowl), Vasquez Cirque, and Vasquez Ridge. A network of trails and chairlifts connects the four distinct mountains. Winter Park Resort is the oldest continually operated resort in Colorado and the 2012/13 season marks its 73nd season. Total skiable acreage is 3,081 acres which includes 143 designated trails and 1,332 acres of off-piste terrain.
The Village at Winter Park, features 200 condominium units in Fraser Crossing and Founders Pointe, 14 Village Lofts, a central pond, ice skating, an event gazebo, and a multi-level parking structure, all located within steps of base area chairlifts. Combine that with the dining and retail options as well as the schedule of free daily family après events, and guests will be entertained day and night.
NEW! Coca-Cola Tubing at Winter Park Resort: Winter Park Resort will see the addition of a new Coca-Cola Tubing Area for the upcoming season. This family-friendly amenity will give guests another exciting experience at the resort during the day and into the evening. Opening in December 2012, the new Park will feature 4 lanes, conveyor lift access and a state-of-the-art warming structure with restrooms, hot chocolate service and flexible space available for groups.