As predicted it is a wet and wild one out there! I just got in from a few runs on Chair 3 and the top 1/4 is fun and I even ventured off into some tree lines which were a little heavier, but not bad at all. From about mid-Chair 3 down, it becomes grabby, and wetter. You really want to have that warm weather wax on today. It's currently raining in the Base Area and the snow is grabby. It's a snow-rain mix at Midway, and heavy, wet snow at the top of Chair 3.
Early Morning Report
Wild winter weather. That is the best way to describe this morning. We received 10” of new snow overnight and the precipitation is still coming down. A heavy snow-rain mix is falling in the Base Area with heavy snow falling on the upper mountain. The forecast is a bit all over the place for today with several more inches of snow likely on the upper mountain. Rain before 7am, then snow between 7am and 10am, then rain after 10am is forecast for the Base Area. Conditions will be variable today depending on elevation. Expect heavy, wet snow across much of the mountain. Avalanche risk is high today. We will have Chairs 1, 3, 4, the Pika Peak Rope Tow, and the 100LAPS Rope Tow scheduled for operation from 9 am to 4 pm.
Upper Mountain - Snow. Snow level rising to 7900 feet in the afternoon. Steady temperature around 29. Breezy, with a southwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Base Area - Rain before 7am, then snow between 7am and 10am, then rain after 10am. Snow level 6900 feet rising to 8200 feet in the afternoon. High near 40. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.