Powder Predictor

Warm start to March at Vail, Beaver Creek as winter returns late week

Active pattern may return for northern mountains

By Reid Griebling
Real AspenFebruary 28, 2011
Warm weather will welcome Colorado's snowiest month as our last in a series of systems moves east. The San Juan and West Elk mountains picked up good amounts of snow over the weekend, leaving the northern resorts anxious for another bout of powder.

Spring temps for Tuesday and Wednesday with on-mountain highs reaching the 30's and light west winds. High clouds will litter the sky on and off both March 1 and March 2. Overnight lows will drop into the low 20s for the remainder of the week.

Expect south-facing aspects and most of Vail's Back Bowls to ski variably until at least mid-afternoon both Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our next shot of snow moves in late Wednesday night, with the brunt of the action revving up during the day Thursday. This storm is on a west to east track, giving Aspen/Snowmass and the central mountains the best shot at big totals.

Models show a bright future for the northern mountains for early March, with frequent shots at snowfall and cooler temps.

Things can and will change; for now, make sure to grab a grooming report and don't forget the sunscreen.


comments: 0 Comments on "Warm start to March at Vail, Beaver Creek as winter returns late week"

Be the first to comment below.

Comment Form Info  Comment Information
Real Aspen encourages you to post comments on our articles and blogs. Logged in email is required for monitoring purposes. Your email will not be published and will not be distributed to any third-party. Abusive, obscene, profane, threatening, libelous or defamatory comments are prohibited. By posting a comment, you agree to this policy and our terms of use. To report an abusive posting, please contact us.

To make a comment, please log in or create an account. This helps us prevent spam and other malicious attacks.

Please log in to comment


Create a user account to comment

Snow Report

  24hr snow mid dpth snow cond.
A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
More Weather Reports
Vail powder day snow snake
Airing it out at Crested Butte
Feb. 17, 2011 Surprise 14 inches of Fresh Powder