Wolf Creek Ski Area ↑23° ↓11° Forecast:   0" Base:   6"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 39"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.25"
Upper San Juan close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 21.11"
Grayback close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 5"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.78"
Lily Pond close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 14"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.57"
Middle Creek close button
Network: SNTL
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 14"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 27°
Snow Depth: 15"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5"
Today's Forecast
↑23° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓35% / ↑69%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy before noon and then clear later into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑29° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓31% / ↑55%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑27° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓27% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 23 to 35 mph through the morning becoming SW 41 to 53 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 98 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑20° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 83 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑27° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓26% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑33° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Jan @ 08:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs5"
  • Season Total92"
  • Average Base Depth42 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
23in, Storm Total. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,904ft
  • Base Elevation10,300ft
  • Vertical Drop1,604ft
  • Longest Trail2 miles
  • Trails78 of 78
  • Lifts8 of 9
  • Acreage1600 of 1600 ( 100% )
  • Downhill Miles42of42
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails30 ( 38% )
  • Cross Country Area10
19°
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Conditions
  • Humidity22%
  • Dewpoint-13°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth38"
Comments
Fair
Location
16 Miles SSW South Fork CO
  • Elevation10,843ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 12:07
19°
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Conditions
  • Humidity22%
  • Dewpoint-13°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth38"
Comments
Fair
Location
16 Miles SSW South Fork CO
  • Elevation10,843ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 12:07
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Base
Pass (Hwy 160, 10,856 feet)
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Pass (Hwy 160, 10,856 feet)
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Contact
Location
  • City: Wolf Creek
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Wolf Creek Ski Area Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 22, 2018

Today looks mostly sunny and beautiful with some fresh new snow on the ground as the latest storm system exits Colorado. A weak weather disturbance passes through this evening and tonight with a quick dusting of snow. Areas along the divide could see about 4 inches of accumulation from it, while we are expecting a dusting to 1" in Aspen, more on the mountain. Northwest slopes and areas nearest the divide, north of the I-70 are favored. 

Tuesday clears out for another mostly sunny day under a brief ridge of high pressure, then Wednesday continues the same pattern, with mostly sunny skies and some valley inversion layers (temperatures colder in the valley areas than the nearby mountains late/ early). By Wednesday we see a change coming again...

Thursday and Friday (100% on track from the last forecast) we expect a strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. We are expecting that this one is capable of producing a powder day for all areas of Colorado, southwest/ San Juan Mountains included, though moisture is forecast to be a bit limited. The weekend (as forecast, on track), 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. Mostly sunny skies are expected Saturday and Sunday, though we may see a fast shot of snow in between (at night most likely) as high pressure ridging builds in.

LONGER RANGE: More and frequent storms are expected to move through (after a brief break early next week) for January 30-31 as large scale low pressure becomes entrenched across the western US again. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February, in fact, February is looking very busy with storms, to start. 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.

Feel free to share this, but please cite credit to snowforecast.com. Thank you! CM

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑18° / ↓13°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑16° / ↓13°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓15°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Wednesday
↑25° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Thursday
↑24° / ↓15°
iconWinds: SW 23 to 35 mph, then SW 41 to 53 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 41 to 53 mph with gusts up to 98 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Friday
↑14° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 83 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓11°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -13 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑24° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓25°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑24° / ↓11°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓11°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓16°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Wednesday
↑29° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓20°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑27° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 23 to 35 mph, then SW 41 to 53 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓19°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -3 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓18°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 41 to 53 mph with gusts up to 98 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑20° / ↓12°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓12°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 83 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑27° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓14°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑33° / ↓23°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 16 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature21°
  • Soil Low Temperature14°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature18°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature19°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature24°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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