The New Year has brought new snow and more active weather than we saw to the end 2023. The forecast for the next week looks a little bit like Mother Nature is trying to make up for some lost time, with one to two feet of new snow predicted over the next five days. Especially after high pressure and periods of little precipitation, active weather is a very welcome change. Going into tomorrow (Tuesday January 9th), that active weather looks to bring with it 6″-10″ of new snow and high winds over the course of the day. The NOAA forecast is currently: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -5. Strong and damaging winds, with a west wind 50 to 55 mph, with gusts as high as 80 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches possible.
We welcome this potential for new snow with open arms and anxious skis and snowboards but recognize that the forecast winds could have the potential to impact some of our planned operations. Winds are expected to increase after midnight Monday night and remain high during the day Tuesday, then drop back down after midnight Tuesday night. Keep an eye on the Mountain Report page for all the latest on conditions and operations, rest up those legs in anticipation of fresh turns to come, and we’ll see you on the mountain soon.