Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail ↑22° ↓15° Forecast:   4" Base:   10"
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Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.68"
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Snow Depth: 16"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2"
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Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.13"
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Snow Depth: 19"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.07"
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Snow Depth: 20"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.63"
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Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.54"
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Snow Depth: 44"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.53"
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Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.64"
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Snow Depth: 23"
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Today's Forecast
↑22° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected through the day and evening. Snow showers are expected to mostly end overnight.
Snowfall is expected to be 3 to 5 inches at the base, and 4 to 7 inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds NW 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming NW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑28° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy through the morning, becoming cloudy with mostly light snow showers through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches at the base, most falling in the afternoon through overnight, with 3 to 6 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 20 mph into the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑25° ↓-2°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑35° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓31% / ↑59%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑37° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow today.
None expected today.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑19° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming NW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update26 Dec @ 05:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential4"
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  • High Lift Elevation8,600ft
  • Base Elevation7,800ft
  • Vertical Drop800ft
  • Longest Trail9.32 miles
  • Trails0 of 15
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 5 ( 0% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity83%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 6mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth18"
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Location
3 Miles SW Aspen CO
  • Elevation9,081ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 11:09
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  • City: Aspen
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 18, 2018

Expect mostly sunny skies (some high clouds move in though for filtered sunlight) and warmer temperatures today...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in Friday night but mainly Saturday and Sunday, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The first system moving through Saturday and Sunday will be a significant storm, with 1+ feet of snow for many areas including Aspen-Snowmass as we have a strong jet stream on Saturday (southwest oriented), plenty of moisture, and strong mid level dynamics as well. The first storm will favor southwest and west facing slopes, and southwest Colorado will finally get a heavy shot of snow as well!

Another storm moves in Monday and Tuesday with another good shot of snow, favoring northwest slopes and areas closest to the divide. This one looks much colder and will deliver less dense snowfall. 

Next Wednesday we should be between storms, then next Thursday and Friday we expect a fairly strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. That weekend, the 26th-28th looks like a great one to show up for the best conditions of the season, base depth and surface conditions all considered.

LONGER RANGE: More and frequent storms are expected to move through for the rest of January as large scale low pressure remains entrenched across the western US. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Sunday
↑22° / ↓15°
iconWinds: NW 5 to 15 mph, then NW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓5°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑8° / ↓0°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches through afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Monday
↑28° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 5 to 15 mph, then W 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓-2°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snow exits (Sunday storm moves out) in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓8°
Sky
Skies become cloudy (some sun breaks) with mostly light snow showers through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches at the base, most falling in the afternoon through overnight, with 3 to 6 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Tuesday
↑25° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then SW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓-2°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓0°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Wednesday
↑35° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then S 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓16°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Thursday
↑37° / ↓23°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓24°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 16 to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Friday
↑19° / ↓9°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓14°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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