Colorado Powder Forecast: A Sunny Break

Colorado Powder Forecast: A Sunny Break

Colorado Powder Forecast for week of Dec. 23


  • The storm ends today, Friday
  • Sunny and dry weather for the long weekend
  • Next major, colder storm is Wed/Thu

Wow, what a week is has been! After nearly six straight days of snow, over five FEET of accumulation in some areas of the central and southern Colorado mountains (Crested Butte, Wolf Creek, Silverton), and still respectable snow amounts for the I-70 areas, today is the last day of snow for the better part of the week.

Sunny and dry weather will make for a spectacular Christmas weekend, though I am sure the relative warmth and blue skies will bring out the crowds. If you are looking to ride without all the people, this might be a nice time to try one of the smaller resorts in Colorado. Last year I skied Sunlight Mountain on Christmas weekend and found 15 second lifelines and fun snow. I am not paid to market these smaller ski areas – just trying to give you some options!

The next major storm will head into the state later on Wednesday, and this storm promises some actual cold air which should mean lighter and fluffier snow as we approach 2011. Find detailed snow forecasts for each ski area at ColoradoPowderForecast.com.


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