Colorado Powder Forecast: Unsung Hero Snow

Colorado Powder Forecast: Unsung Hero Snow

Colorado Powder Forecast for week of Jan. 6


  • Light snow this week kept things fresh
  • Decent shot of snow coming Sat. night
  • Deeper totals possible next Wed.

While 2010 went out with a bang – especially in the southwestern part of CO – it seems that 2011 is taking its time to get started.

Snow totals this week were quite respectable – with 5-10 inches for many mountains from Sunday night through today – though the lower daily totals of only an inch or two often don't grab the headlines. Don't be fooled, however, as this is the "unsung hero" type of snow that keeps the slopes skiing well even if the news doesn't make a big deal about the totals.

The next stronger storm system will drop down from Canada on Sunday night. While the weather models are trending weaker with this storm, I still think some respectable totals will pop up by the end of Sunday. Again – it doesn't take much new snow to keep the slopes fun when we already have a deep snowpack. Or perhaps I'm just trying to be optimistic!

By the middle of next week, a very moist flow straight from the Pacific could head directly for central and northern Colorado, bringing 24-36 hours of persistent, moderate snow for the area. This is still far out, but this type of weather setup has the potential to create a lot of snow in a short time. We'll see!

Find detailed snow forecasts for each ski area at ColoradoPowderForecast.com.


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