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Any snow in the forecast for SW Colorado in the next two weeks?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I've had a trip to Wolf Creek planned since last August. Wolf Creek started out with a bang - the earliest opening EVER! And then everything seemed to go downhill. The temps have been in the 50's and I don't see any snow in the forecast anytime soon. I'm getting worried. Anyone got any good, inside information?? I don't want to cancel this trip again this year.
post #2 of 13
Here's the weather forecast for Pagosa Springs. Chance of snow Saturday and Monday (probably a big storm, the forecast is the same for Central Colorado).
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Wow! Thanks for that encouraging information! I couldn't find ANYTHING that had snow in the forecast. I bookmarked that site! Now I'm psyched again!
post #4 of 13
Not looking that great (compared to the Front Range forecast): http://www.wunderground.com/ski/CO/w..._ski_area.html

We're supposed to get quite a bit of snow over the next week or so:
http://www.snowforecast.com/colorado...interpark.html

It's almost 2' if every day hits the max amount.
post #5 of 13
The Colorado Avalanche Center seems to often hit the forecasts more accurately than others. At least it's another option to check out.
post #6 of 13
Don't get too psyched. Wolf Creek is not very good unless it has a lot of snow because of all the exposure. It is about 60% open I hear, and has not been hit by much snow. Some skiing is better than no skiing. Just reduce your expectations and have fun.
post #7 of 13
For those of us with a Thanksgiving trip on the cards its all very depressing. Forecast was looking quite good for snow but appears to get worse every time I look...maybe time to stop looking for a while:
post #8 of 13
Its funny how all these people can find epicski.com, but they can't find a weather forecast website to look up on their own. Seriously, do you think we have access to special websites here in Colorado because we live here?
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn View Post
Its funny how all these people can find epicski.com, but they can't find a weather forecast website to look up on their own...


I guessing they don't know what cities are close to the resorts. (And, before you say it, I will: maps.)
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Harry Dunn View Post
Its funny how all these people can find epicski.com, but they can't find a weather forecast website to look up on their own. Seriously, do you think we have access to special websites here in Colorado because we live here?

Shhhh, don't tell everyone about the classified Colorado weather centers. Let them all think we don't get any snow
post #11 of 13
Let's face it folks, they have a hard time getting tomorrow's forecast right in CO let alone two weeks from now. This place doesn't lend itself to accurate predictions.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
That's why I like to ask some of the locals. We get a TOTALLY different weather forecast from the National Weather Service sometimes. I like the coloradoski.com website. It's nice to get some of the links that are actually giving weather at the ski resort and not down in the valley. Thanks to those who gave me some other good weather websites
post #13 of 13

Wolf Creek Snotel Data

Here's the Wolf Creek Snotel Data you can watch. When you see whacked numbers like -99.9, usually it means it's snowing or at least precipitating.

After the storm in the wee hours of the 12th, the snow levels north of Durango gradually increase as you gained elevation to Silverton, but not that much. Continuing on to Red Mountain, there was a dramatic increase and received over 12" of nice powder and was shrouded in a localized cloud. Wolf Creek has a little more and looks like it did the same thing as Red Mountain. This week has been nice and warm enough to melt some, but there's limited snow to play in and on at Wolf Creek.
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