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Ski Report: clear conditions for the weekend

Samuel Bricker Wolf Creek Ski
Posted at 9:25 AM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 13:13:17-05

Wednesday's incredible wind storm in the plains did supply the mountains with fresh snow. Due to extreme wind on Wednesday, both Eldora and Monarch closed for the day.

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Snow totals from 12/15/2021

Snow totals this week were generally on the order of 4-6 inches at Colorado ski areas. Big winners were Wolf Creek with 14" and Purgatory with 10".

This weekend, avalanche danger remains considerable (danger level 3 out of 5) for most mountain zones. Be cautious while in the back country.

Weather conditions will be clear over the weekend, with cold weather and sub-freezing temperatures Friday and Saturday. 30s and 40s will return to the mountains by Sunday.

The next storm moves in Wednesday-Thursday of next week, just in time for Christmas skiing and snowboarding.

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