This video shows Vail ski resort in Colorado conditions yesterday. Clearly powder. Nice to have a solid visual update to know what’s up in CO.
Vail has gotten 9″ of snow in the past two days and 76″ of snow this season. They just missed being in the Top 10 Snowfall Totals in North America.
It has snowed at some point each day since Thanksgiving with about 16 inches as a storm total, coming over five days. We are now around 5% above average for snowfall during the season, and the front side of the mountain is skiing wonderfully. If you are heading out on Tuesday, dress for the cold as the morning temperature will be around 5F, warming only into the mid teens.
Looking ahead for the next storm, I see three possibilities for snow through mid December. The first two storms will be weak and will give us only a couple of inches of snow, at best, around Saturday December 5th and Tuesday December 8th. A much stronger system should bring snow and a higher chance for powder days sometime between Thursday December 10th and Sunday December 13th. Thanks for reading, and please stay tuned for daily updates!
Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com