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Short Range Forecast Discussion

Forecast Discussion - Updated for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MOSTLY SUNNY FOR MOST OF THE WESTERN US AND WESTERN CANADA RESORT AREAS, THE REST OF THIS WEEK

Except for the northern Rocky Mountains and Cascades, we expect mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures for most of the west all week (light snow by mid-late week for southwest Canada, the Cascades, and extreme north Idaho). This is due to a strong high pressure ridge over the western US, giving the eastern US a return of winter. By Wednesday we see areas like Whistler, BC and southwest Canada, plus the Washington Cascades starting to see some higher mountain snows (minor snow level issues, then colder with snow top to bottom by Thursday/ Friday (11th/ 12th). Late week and weekend (12th on), we start to see Pacific storms (weakened) moving into the US west coast and affecting some of the western US, but still Tahoe and north, or north of Tahoe until next Wednesday (17th). The first storm moves in on Friday (12th), affecting the WA and OR Cascades, and Tahoe-Mammoth first, but this system may not make it far inland. More forecast details are coming on Thursday. CM

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RESORT INFO ↑37°  3c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 10 Feb @ 07:02
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 82 in
  • Average Base Depth 61 in
Comments
7in, past 6 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder.
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails135 of 121
  • Lifts11 of 12
  • Acreage0 of 3678 (100%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails45 (50%)
  • Cross Country Area38
  • Tubing Hours12p-7p
10 Wednesday ↑37°  3c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 1 to 8 MPH.
11 Thursday ↑36°  2c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSE at 1 to 4 MPH.
12 Friday ↑36°  2c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the E at 2 to 4 MPH.
13 Saturday ↑34°  1c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Cloudy with very snow
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the SSE at 2 to 3 MPH.
14 Sunday ↑34°  1c° ↓23°  -5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with snow flurries
Precipitation
30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.21in, 5.43mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
Wind
From the SE at 3 to 6 MPH.
15 Monday ↑37°  3c° ↓32°  0c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Cloudy with drizzle
Precipitation
Drizzle (Potential precip: 0.15in, 3.88mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the ESE at 2 to 8 MPH.
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Winter into Spring - The El Nino SST pattern is strong, right now, and it looks like we will see a VERY strong El Nino continue for the rest of this winter. This set-up would usually cause heavier rain and snow across California (mainly southern and central, including Tahoe (Tahoe is already seeing a better season than they have had in years), including southern California ski resorts and the southwest US this winter. This has been (as predicted) a vast improvement for Tahoe-Mammoth. Southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico usually do well, including Taos Ski Valley, who had a great season in 2014-2015 with the weak El Nino(ish) anomaly. Aspen is in between, and we would say average snowfall should be expected at Aspen-Snowmass in 2015-2016, which would make for a good year. We will be monitoring the progress of this right here, stay tuned... CM
With over 3,600 acres of terrain to explore and light dry snow, Sun Peaks is all about maximizing your vacation experience. Epic powder days experienced on unbelievable terrain are the ultimate combination. In a matter of minutes, you can sweep down from an open, powder filled bowl into the trees of your choice or the perfectly groomed run that you crave. Variety is the name of the game here. There are 121 runs to choose from, spread over the second largest skiable terrain in B.C. They can take you anywhere from the open glades of Mt. Morrisey to the steep face of Tod Mountain. No matter what level of skier or snowboarder you are, there is a perfect run for you at Sun Peaks Resort. Experienced resort developer and owner, Sun Peaks Resort Corporation has maintained a steadfast commitment and vision to their overall master plan of having the second largest 4 season destination resort in British Columbia. With the first phase of a four phase master development plan completed in 2003, Sun Peaks Resort is already positioned as an industry leader within the North American destination resort community.

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