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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Sunday, March 29, 2015 Today looks partly cloudy/ mostly sunny and spring-like in the wake of a quick shot of showers that moved through. On Monday we see slightly increased moisture acted upon by daytime heating (mostly sunny), for afternoon thunderstorms and showers developing across mainly southwest Colorado, but some isolated thunderstorms mainly on upper mountain areas for Aspen-Snowmass and northern Colorado. On Tuesday moisture increases due to a weak system to the south, and another weak system moving in from the northwest, coming together for some afternoon showers/ thunderstorms and high snow levels, then snow to 9,000 feet Tuesday night. Wednesday may clear out and become cooler with drier winds, but Thursday and Friday we see a shot of light to moderate snow for Colorado including Aspen, then more significant snow is possible by later weekend (Sunday the 5th of April) and into the following week, which is looking a bit wintry. CM please see the detail in the long range forecast below. Buying discounted lift tickets through this link will support this website and help keep the short and long range forecasts going-> Get Discount lift tickets here and save up to 80%
(please see the longer range forecasts toward the bottom of this page) CM

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RESORT INFO ↑45°  7c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 29 Mar @ 07:03
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 184 in
  • Average Base Depth 65 in
Comments
5in, past 5 days. Snow surface is packed powder and spring conditions.
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails60 of 62
  • Lifts6 of 6
  • Acreage762 of 800 (97%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails29 (48%)
29 Sunday ↑45°  7c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and mild with less wind.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming W/ NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
30 Monday ↑43°  6c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly clear through the day, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon with some isolated thunderstorms developing mainly over the peaks. Any of this ends in the evening.
Precipitation
10% chance for afternoon showers (upper mountain)
Snow Potential
A trace above 10,500 feet
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming W at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; W at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph. Wind gusts to 40mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
31 Tuesday ↑45°  7c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy through the day, with isolated thunderstorms and showers by afternoon and possible through overnight. Snow levels go from 11,000 feet to 9,000 feet overnight.
Precipitation
30% chance for showers (pm)
Snow Potential
1 to 2 inches of snow above 10,000 feet
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; W at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph. Wind gusts to 40mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
01 Wednesday ↑45°  7c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and cooler with drier winds.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; W at 5-15mph, becoming W/ NW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; NW at 20 to 30 gusts to 40mph.
02 Thursday ↑39°  4c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Windy with isolated snow showers
Precipitation
10% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.2mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)
Wind
From the WSW at 11 to 22 MPH, with gusts up to 37MPH.
03 Friday ↑34°  1c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly sunny
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 6 to 16 MPH, with gusts up to 41MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 02 to 12 April, 2015 - UTAH/ COLORADO: Next Thursday through Saturday or so we have a stronger storm possibly targeting mainly northern Utah and Colorado with more significant snow. WESTERN US: The absolute scourge of winter 2014-2015 for most of the west (Colorado has been one of the best places to go this winter however), the much hated and freakishly persistent upper-level high pressure ridge (mostly sunny/ dry at the resorts) does not want to give way to a large scale pattern change, even in early April, over to large scale low pressure (needed for the really big storms for the west US). Next Thursday through that weekend (2nd - 5th or so) a storm does move up and over this ridge, with snow (but some snow level issues) for the Inland Northwest, dropping into Wyoming/ Colorado. Following this, we may see some big Pacific storms, though frustratingly late, for heavy late season snow across many western US areas. More detail is coming.
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Monarch Mountain...all natural snow...all natural setting...all about having fun! Come see why so many people rave about what Monarch has to offer. Short lift lines, inexpensive restaurants, friendly staff on and off the mountain and no hassles of traffic to and from the ski area. Winter is on the way and we have made some great changes to add to Monarch's overall experience. We’ve widened some trails and added an additional 130 acres of awesome backcountry (extreme) skiing in Mirkwood Basin. This is an exciting change that we have been working on for quite some time and we’ve now opened the gates to our die-hard skiers/riders who are looking for new, challenging terrain. Did you say powder? We've got plenty of it here at Monarch because we still only use Mother Nature’s snow for our guests to ski and ride on. On a good snow day you just can't beat the all natural powder here. Monarch is also known to have some of the best tree skiing in the state, so be sure to check it out before the locals ski off the fresh stuff!!

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