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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Today we see northern origin low pressure pushing the low out west, toward the east, for cold air advection and a more favorable west and northwest wind flow across the mountains later today, after some sun breaks and higher altitude based clouds today. Heavier snow hits Vail Pass and eastward this afternoon through tonight. On a colder and windy Wednesday, we see low pressure exit eastward with some lingering and light snow, then sunshine. High pressure ridging sits across the area and to the west Thursday through this weekend with a weak weather disturbance and light snow showers (north, Aspen-Snowmass) Thursday, then a more defined, stronger low pressure system drops in with light to moderate snow this coming weekend (again, across the north). 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 ↑10°  -12c° ↓-4°  -20c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 04 Mar @ 12:03
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 10 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 15 in
  • Season Total 164 in
  • Average Base Depth 83 in
Comments
45in, past 6 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder.
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails62 of 62
  • Lifts5 of 6
  • Acreage800 of 800 (100%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails20 (37%)
04 Wednesday ↑10°  -12c° ↓-4°  -20c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy, very cold and windy (wind chill).
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Becoming NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph. Above timberline; NW at 20 to 30 gusts to 45mph.
05 Thursday ↑18°  -8c° ↓3°  -16c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and chilly with less wind and drier air (low level temperature inversion). Mostly cloudy skies develop in the afternoon, with isolated snow showers then and through overnight.
Precipitation
30% chance for snow afternoon-overnight
Snow Potential
A trace late day-overnight
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming W/ NW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
06 Friday ↑27°  -3c° ↓10°  -12c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and noticeably milder 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 NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
07 Saturday ↑28°  -2c° ↓12°  -11c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy, becoming partly to mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers developing, later day through overnight. Winds are expected to increase.
Precipitation
20% chance for snow
Snow Potential
A trace
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming W at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph. Above timberline; Increasing to W/ NW at 20 to 30 gusts to 45mph.
08 Sunday ↑28°  -2c° ↓14°  -10c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly to mostly cloudy with a continued chance for isolated snow showers.
Precipitation
20% chance for snow
Snow Potential
A trace
Wind
Base; W at 5-15mph, becoming NW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
09 Monday ↑30°  -1c° ↓14°  -10c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 7 to 11 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 07 to 17 March, 2015 - COLORADO: Saturday/ Sunday (7-8th) we expect another low pressure system to drop into Colorado from out of the northwest, with a moderate shot of snowfall across northern Colorado, lighter for southwest Colorado. After a short few-days break (sun and cool-milder temperatures) next week under upper-level high pressure ridging, a Pacific storm moves in around/ after the 11th, with significant snowfall possible. WESTERN US: Saturday and Sunday (7-8th) we expect light to moderate snow for the northern Rocky Mountains, north Idaho/ Montana/ Wyoming, but dry for the rest of the western US, including Tahoe-Mammoth and the WA/ OR Cascade Mountains, and into southwest Canada. Following this, by the 10th/ 11th, a Pacific storm moves into the western US, with mountain snow and valley rain.
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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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