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Ski Report: the high country will see up to a foot of snow this weekend

Beaver Creek jan 15 2021 Morgan Tiroff
Posted at 3:16 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 09:05:48-05

I've got great news for Colorado ski country this weekend! Multiple waves of energy are incoming from the Pacific that will supply much-needed snow throughout the weekend.

Even while writing this on Thursday afternoon, a weak round of snow was impacting the mountains. Another stronger push of snow and cold air will arrive Friday evening and bring moderate to heavy snow Saturday. Most of the snow will fall Saturday. Another weaker system wraps things up by Sunday evening.

The Continental Divide will be a good marker for the heavy snow versus dry weather. Anywhere east of the divide unfortunately may only see a couple of inches.

Southwestern Colorado and the San Juans will see between 9-14 inches through the entire weekend. The I-70 corridor west of the Eisenhower Tunnel will see between 4-9 inches total. Steamboat and northern mountains are expecting about a foot, give or take a few inches.

This will make travel rough during the entire weekend as one round of snow ends another is on its heels. So be prepared for delays or mountain pass closures. Have a backup plan in case you need to stay overnight instead of traveling.