Finally....it snowed in Tahoe! And when I say "snowed", it snowed a lot, with many feet falling through last weekend. While this one series of storms doesn't bring the area back to average in terms of snow, it sure made the skiing enjoyable and brought smiles to many, many faces. Colorado also got in on the action with a Sunday powder day for Beaver Creek, Vail, and Breckenridge. The forecast came true and the powder was delivered on time - I like it when that happens!
Looking ahead, the storm track is trying to head back north, though it'll stay close enough to the central Rockies to
bring snow to Colorado twice over the coming week.
The first storm will arrive late Thursday night and make Friday morning (January 27) a powder day. If all things come together just right, a few spots could see close to double-digit snowfall, though I think a solid 6-8" is more likely. Regardless, Friday will be a fun morning to ride in Colorado. The image at the top shows total precipitation for the storm, centered on Colorado.
Early next week, another storm might sneak far enough south to bring a few inches to Tahoe on Monday and then head into Colorado Monday night and Tuesday. The computer model forecasts are all over the place for this storm, so we won't know much more until later in the weekend.
Enjoy your time on the hill and let it snow!
5-day snow forecast for Thursday (01/26) through Monday (01/30):
A-Basin: 4-8 inches
Beaver Creek: 4-9 inches
Breckenridge: 4-9 inches
Keystone: 3-7 inches
Vail: 4-9 inches
Heavenly and Northstar: 0-6 inches
Meteorologist Joel Gratz is the creator of opensnow.com and is based in Boulder, Colo.