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Attention Steamboat holiday week(s) skier and riders

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A quick update to fan the flames of your already stokedness  :D 

 

The conditions are phenomenal. Our cycle last week of almost 2 feet (I'd wager to day it was even more) and about 3-4 yesterday and more today has left the mountain skiing superbly.  Trees are deep with good coverage, lots of untracked to lightly tracked terrain all over the mountain.  Groomers are magic carpets guaranteed to make you a hero on the corduroy. We still need more snow of course but there are more storms headed our way including a Saturday into Sunday storm that is looking promising.  The ice storm we had is still presenting some issues with stability in certain steeper areas but the Patrol was blasting yesterday so all should be good to go out over in St. Pats and other high up open areas. These are closed at this time.  Pony and Morningside are also closed and I am pretty confident they will open soon (Pony is open for hike to/ Skin to skiing) 

 

Here's the forecast this AM

 

THE CHANCE FOR SNOW WILL CONTINUE THURSDAY BEFORE WINDING DOWN
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. EXPECT SNOW TO REDEVELOP SATURDAY
NIGHT...MAINLY OVER THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS.
SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE OVER THESE AREAS AS PERSISTENT
SNOW LINGERS INTO THE EARLY PART OF THE COMING WEEK.
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UPDATED FORECAST

 

BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND
TO THE NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO
THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS
FAVORABLE WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT
IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING.

LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS ARE SUGGESTING ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS
THROUGH THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS SYSTEM
WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.
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Some pics from today

 

 

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see u in 10 days!!!

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XMAS STORM-  Steamboat travelers, please note  

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A
WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL SHOULD BEGIN EARLY CHRISTMAS MORNING AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...IN EXCESS OF ONE FOOT POSSIBLE IN THE
  MOUNTAINS AND HIGH MOUNTAIN PASSES.

* SNOW LEVEL...ABOUT 5500 FEET EARLY THURSDAY...LOWERING TO THE
  VALLEY BOTTOMS BY SUNSET THURSDAY.
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