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Snowy Easter in Colorado?

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Thread Starter 
Anybody seen any long range forecasts for central Colorado for the next couple of weeks? I know the accuracy of such info is debatable, but I'm hoping unsettled stormy weather can persist through the Rockies late into April. I'm there 3/14- 3/21 and warm and sunny isn't my preference.

Is there any info available. Vail's new website doesn't offer the longer range forecasting that was provided last year.
post #2 of 15
Well it looks like you've already been so how was your trip?

If your dates were 4/14-4/21 then it's a crapshoot. It seems that the weather has been drying up. Most storms rolling through latey have only been a few inches instead of the big spring dumps we usually get. Dust on crust basically. At this point sunny days and warm temps for corn skiing is what I have been looking for. Stuff can change in a hurry, but I wouldn't count on it.
post #3 of 15
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Dates are 4/14-21, pretty pathetic screwing that up. This trip is a good week later than I usually go. I've been pretty lucky in past years with the conditions and getting new snow. Couldn't go earlier this year due to work. But we'll enjoy what ever we find when we get there. Looks like Vail will hit 400 inches for the year, so that should guarantee good cover .
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by killclimbz
... Dust on crust basically...
Are you talking about right now? Vail is claiming 11" since yesterday. Does that still qualify as dust on crust?

I need to know what skis to pack in my bag this coming Thursday.
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
I need to know what skis to pack in my bag this coming Thursday.
This will be my 3rd trip that time of year as I'm leaving for there next Friday morning. I'll be taking my Legend 8000's (79mm waist) and my 8800's (89mm waist) just as I did last year.

Last year, in 10 days, I skied the 8000's one day and the 8800's the rest. With a little luck (read snow here) it'll be the same this year.
post #6 of 15
I had 20" new at ABasin yesterday...no dust on crust there!!!
post #7 of 15

current forecast is good

10 day forecast for Vail according to weather.com looks great, snow showers a few days next week and sunny weather next weekend, which happen to be the days I'll be there. Hope the forecast doesn't change much between now and then!

Temps predicted in the 40's during the day but 20's at night next week, I think good conditions will hold through Easter week.

Winter isn't finished in the western US yet. It's been great here at Tahoe this month and it's dumping in the mountains as I type this. I'm hoping to ski one day this weekend, what a winter! I moved here in 2004 and have experienced 2 epic snow seasons. Hope this pattern stays here for many more years!
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
Where can you get the 10 day extended forecast?
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Coach13
...I'll be taking my Legend 8000's (79mm waist) and my 8800's (89mm waist) just as I did last year.
Last year, in 10 days, I skied the 8000's one day and the 8800's the rest. With a little luck (read snow here) it'll be the same this year.
Thanks, thats what I needed to hear. I knew I'd be bringing my new 180cm, 80mm wide Scream Limited's. I just couldn't decide whether the 2nd pair should be my Intuitiv 74's or even my SL11's in case things get refrozen or for bumps; or do I bring the 89+ mm hardware for blasting deep mush and crud or maybe even real powder.

So pair #2 will now be either my 89mm, 188cm AK Enemies or the seldom skied 95mm, 175cm Fat Bastards. I'll probably take the Enemies which are nice and versatile for a fat ski but a little long if I end up in a lot of bumps.

This will be the first time I'm skiing the Srcream Limiteds and I'm a little concerned they'll be too soft for my taste, but I got them dirt cheap so I figured I'll try 'em out. I just want to make sure I have a good backup in case the Screams are crappy noodle skis ( they do have a foam core and got lambasted in a couple of posts over at TGR . Gulp)
post #10 of 15
Try www.weather.com for a 10 day forcast for Vail.
post #11 of 15
snowforecast.com for a more accurate 6 day picture

20 inches at A-Basin? They have 3 inches reported over the last 72 hours. Wolf Creek/Durango/telluride got a lot with that last 4 corners storm.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by bumpdad
snowforecast.com for a more accurate 6 day picture

20 inches at A-Basin? They have 3 inches reported over the last 72 hours. Wolf Creek/Durango/telluride got a lot with that last 4 corners storm.
DefJef was a little woozy from drinking too much on the Beach.
post #13 of 15
They have a picture of 5 people in a hot tub at the beach. Was he one of them?
http://www.arapahoebasin.com/
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn
DefJef was a little woozy from drinking too much on the Beach.
He was just trying to be very technical and missed the decimal point.

It was 2.0".
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie
He was just trying to be very technical and missed the decimal point.

It was 2.0".
Which equals dust on crust in my book. Not to bash the coverage there is a ton of snow that has fallen, but we haven't been getting the spring dumps (yet I hope) like usual. Last season we had several days that dropped over a foot of snow. Sounds like the ingredients are there to put something big down by this weekend. We'll see.
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