Conditions on the hill are about as good as it can get for
late November, and some new terrain is constantly opening to keep things fresh.
I skied Beaver Creek on Saturday, and happened to be in the right spot when patrol
dropped the ropes on a few areas around the Centennial Express; it was a
welcome bonus for the day!
The storm currently over Colorado was weaker and more
disorganized than I thought, so the snow totaled just a couple of inches. But
with a great base and good coverage already on the slopes, even just a few
inches can make for some soft morning turns.
After a busy November, it seems like the atmosphere is going
to take a break this week and concentrate most of its energy north of
California and Colorado. However, these northern storms will stray far enough
south to throw some clouds over Tahoe and even a few inches of snow for
Things get more interesting toward the weekend, though my
fair warning is that the weather for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is still very
much "up in the air" at this point. That said, it appears Tahoe should get a
good storm on Friday, though snow levels might be close
to the base early in the storm before colder air moves in. Colorado should also
get in on the action, though it appears the best shot of snow might wait until
later in the weekend into early next week.
Have fun out there!
5-day snow forecast
for Monday (11/29) through Friday (12/03)
Heavenly: 6-12 inchesNorthstar: 6-12 inches
A-Basin: 2-4 inchesBeaver Creek:
2-4 inchesBreckenridge: 2-4 inchesKeystone: 2-4 inchesVail: 2-4 inches
Gratz is the creator of ColoradoPowderForecast.com and is based in Boulder, Colo.