This weekend, Coloradans at lower elevations will be partaking in all sorts of spring activities such as hiking, biking and climbing. At higher elevations, however, they’ll be skiing.
A storm system is currently rolling through the Centennial State that could drop a couple of feet by Sunday night, depending on location, according to OpenSnow. The only resorts currently open are Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Winter Park and Purgatory, so options for lift-served turns are limited. However, the following snowfall projections look promising for these locations: four inches of fresh at A-Basin today with up to 25 more by Sunday night; six inches of fresh at Loveland today with up to 27 more by Sunday night; an inch of fresh at Winter Park today with up to 24 more by Sunday night; no fresh at Purgatory but up to nine inches by Sunday night. (Keep in mind that Winter Park and Purgatory will be closing after this weekend, and that Purgatory is providing free lift tickets.)
Backcountry skiers will surely be getting after it, too, as long as conditions hold up. And, looking ahead, this storm could help bolster out-of-bounds conditions into May and June.
Have fun and be safe out there, Coloradans. This might be the last big storm of the year so make the best of it.