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Wolf Creek
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Colorado
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Saturday (at 6:38am), April 30, 2016
Today and Sunday we expect the influence of low pressure to persist, with 1 low pressure system exiting slowly today, leaving somewhat unsettled conditions and lingering moisture, for more showers and even isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Unsettled conditions and additional snow for the higher elevations are expected, and as another weakening low pressure system moves in on Sunday, the showery pattern continues. Cooler than usual weather is expected for Aspen, and some more snow showers at times, mostly not accumulating. Some isolated thunderstorms will also mix in due to daytime heating and instability again on Sunday. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next Friday through Sunday (6th - 8th) looks unsettled with more low pressure and potential high country snow. This one does not look as cold, so snow should be confined to areas near 10,000 feet or so. It looks like a busy May, with more low pressure systems moving in at times.

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RESORT INFO ↑37°  3c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 30 Apr @ 06:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 6 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 7 in
  • Season Total 434 in
  • Average Base Depth 94 in
Comments
13in, past 3 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder.
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting 4 to 6 inches of snowfall (10 to 15cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails77 of 77
  • Lifts6 of 8
  • Miles42 of 42
  • Acreage1600 of 1600 (100%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
30 Saturday ↑37°  3c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers
Precipitation
60% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.43in, 10.92mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 4 to 6 inches of snowfall (10 to 15cm)
Wind
From the W at 7 to 12 MPH.
01 Sunday ↑39°  4c° ↓18°  -8c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Cloudy with wintry mix likely
Precipitation
Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.54in, 13.72mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the ENE at 4 to 12 MPH.
02 Monday ↑39°  4c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.2in, 5.19mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 3 to 11 MPH.
03 Tuesday ↑41°  5c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.09in, 2.39mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 7 to 11 MPH.
04 Wednesday ↑48°  9c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 7 to 11 MPH.
05 Thursday ↑50°  10c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 9 to 14 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

Spring into Summer - The El Nino SST pattern is weakening, and expected to transition to a La Nina as we move into early summer. What we are expecting for ski resort regions is this;

Northwest US/ Southwest Canada/ WA/ OR/ ID/ MT/ WY, and AB/ BC - Milder than average temperatures with average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, good enough to build snow pack and keep resorts happy), then wetter and cooler than usual for May/ June (even some additional snow pack in the mountains mainly above 5,000 feet), dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm...

Southwest US/ SoCal to Mammoth/ Arizona/ New Mexico/ southern Utah/ southwest Colorado - Cooler than average temperatures with above average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, more than usual additional snow pack), and continued wetter/ cooler than usual for May/ June (additional snow pack for the Sierra Nevada Mountains mainly above 7,000 feet), then dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm (north), but a possibly stronger than usual monsoon pattern (more thunderstorms/ rain) for eastern CA deserts/ mountains (incl. Big Bear) through New Mexico...

Colorado/ northern New Mexico - Near average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow with slightly above average temperatures for March but mainly April, then near average precip + near average temperatures for May/ June. Cooler and wetter than usual conditions are expected (north) in July/ August with greater amounts of monsoon pattern rains/ storms, near average temps and precip (south)...CM

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Wolf Creek operates on 1,600 acres spread along a high alpine ridge in the Rio Grande National Forest, under a U.S. Forest Service permit and administration. The uniqueness of Wolf Creek lies in the 1,000 acres between Horseshoe Bowl and the Water Fall area, which is called the Alberta Lift area. This wilderness provides everything from challenging double black diamond runs of the Knife Ridge chutes to a variety of intermediate terrain where navigation skills are called into action. Groomed runs are also a part of the scheme complimenting the excitement and challenge of the Alberta Lift area. The traditional trails are the main core of Wolf Creek with 6 lifts servicing 500 acres of terrain all leading into the base area facilities. Wolf Creek Ski Area is one of Colorado's oldest and finest ski resorts that receives an average annual snowfall of 465 natural inches, the most snow in Colorado! Their trademark is friendly employees and abundant light powder. Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 ft at the base and 11,900 ft at the summit with 1,600 skiable acres. Wolf Creek offers a better ski experience at a very affordable price.

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