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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Friday, April 17, 2015 A cold closed-low pressure system is moving east of the divide and northeast, pulling some moisture in from the east today, with some heavy snow at times thanks to a more favorable wind flow. It looks like we have a shot at decent snowfall on Saturday as well, thanks to this system lingering on the plains east of the divide, with a resulting northwest flow of winds across the mountains. Temperatures look similar to today but just slightly milder, and snow levels come close to 8,000 feet mid-day Saturday for some rain mix possible at 8,000 feet (Aspen's Elevation) on Saturday. Snow tapers off with more sun though the pattern remains a bit unsettled Sunday. A weather disturbance moves in on the east side of a west coast upper-level high pressure ridge on Monday and possibly Tuesday, with mostly light snow potential. More spring snow is coming later next week (more details are coming on this). 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 ↑21° ↓11° ↑41° ↓19°
  • Last Update 18 Apr @ 05:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 1 in
  • Season Total 269 in
  • Average Base Depth 40 in
Comments
1in, past 7 days. Snow surface is spring conditions and machine groomed.
Today's Snow Potential
We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall (8 to 13cm)
What's Open?
  • Trails68 of 195
  • Lifts11 of 31
  • Acreage1495 of 5289 (28%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails48 (70%)
18 Saturday ↑21° ↓11° ↑41° ↓19°
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy and slightly milder, with light snow showers. Snow levels rise to 8,000 feet mid-day. Light snow continues at times through the night.
Precipitation
80% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.32in, 8.13mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall (8 to 13cm)
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW/ NE at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW/ NE at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
19 Sunday ↑28° ↓15° ↑49° ↓27°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and milder, with mostly isolated showers. Snow levels rise above 9,500 feet (base rain).
Precipitation
30% chance for showers
Snow Potential
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall above 9,500 feet
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph.
20 Monday ↑23° ↓13° ↑44° ↓26°
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy and a bit colder with light snow showers developing again.
Precipitation
40% chance for showers
Snow Potential
1 to 2 inches of snowfall, with less at the base (and in Aspen)
Wind
Base; W at 5-15mph, becoming NW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
21 Tuesday ↑43°  6c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.24in, 5.98mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 4 to 7 MPH.
22 Wednesday ↑45°  7c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.29in, 7.41mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 4 to 7 MPH.
23 Thursday ↑45°  7c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.37in, 9.4mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 7 to 11 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 18 to 28 April, 2015 - Pacific Northwest/ Northern California/ UTAH/ COLORADO/ northern New Mexico: April continues much more busy (occasional to frequent snow) with more storms across the western US than we saw in March. For Utah-Colorado-northern New Mexico, we expect a chance for snow Tuesday through Friday (14-17th) as low pressure moves in out of the northwest US. After this, high pressure builds in (less wind, milder, mostly sunny) for a few days. Tahoe-Mammoth, the northern/ central Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Cascades of WA/ OR will also see some snow late Monday and Tuesday (13th-14th), some multiple foot falls of snow for Baker sand others, as this same system moves through. Another storm affects mainly the northern Rocky Mountains through Colorado Saturday through Monday(18th-20th). The west coast including Tahoe-Mammoth and the southwest US, look dry and mostly sunny through this same period. CM
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Vail Ski Resort was founded in 1962 and since then the community and the ski area have matured into a destination resort for people around the globe. Evolving from a logging community prior to its discovery by the late 10th Mountain Division soldier and pioneer Pete Seibert and his friend, Earl Eaton, Vail now typifies a Tyrolean village with signature landmarks such as the Covered Bridge and the Clock Tower. Creative storefronts including restaurants, bars and boutiques line Bridge Street (framed by the Covered Bridge to the north) in Vail Village. The Town of Vail is home to numerous outdoor parks, water features, statues, artwork and more. As the largest single mountain ski resort in North America with 5,289 acres Vail offers distinctly different terrain and vistas spread 7 miles across the front side, the legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. Magnificent backdrops, including the 14,000-foot Mount of the Holy Cross and the Gore, Sawatch mountain ranges surround the resort. Locals are known for their legendary tales and are open to sharing insider's tips on the best ways to ski and ride the mountain. The welcoming community takes everything in stride and is proud to share its amenities.

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