Colorado Ski Report December 21st

Posted at 8:43 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-21 22:43:56-05

Healthy snow fell across Colorado this week, and more is on the way for the weekend. Wednesday, Breckenridge saw 12 inches of fresh powder and Loveland 7 inches, while areas like Keystone and Monarch only saw a one to two.

A new winter system is moving into the mountains tonight, and promises more powder days for the weekend for nearly every resort and ski area across Colorado. A general range of 2 to 4 inches is expected from tonight through Saturday across the lower valleys in the mountains, such as the I-70 drive from Silverthorne through Glenwood Springs.

Snow will start falling tonight across the high country, mainly after 10 pm and continue into the middle of the day Saturday. Driving conditions to get to your ski destination will be slow and slick, so plan to leave early if you want to catch that fresh powder.

Summit county ski areas should expect a snow range between 3 to 6 inches with Copper and Vail likely somewhere between the 6 to 10 inch range. The winds will be strong Saturday and the temperatures will be cold with most base temperatures peaking into the lower 20s and even chillier temps at the upper base areas.

Sunday looks dry during the day but light snow will likely fall that night, after most of the ski areas close.

48 Hour Model Snow Predictions:
This slider shows the KOAA snow model forecasts for the next 48 hours across Colorado’s main ski areas.