This winter’s trend of exceptional snowfall accumulations at Colorado resorts will remain in effect this week with snowfall likely every day through Friday across the state. And another storm is due on Sunday.
By the end of the week, locations in the southern mountains can expect snowfall in the range of 20-40 inches. The central mountains could receive 12-30 inches and the northern mountains 4-12 inches, according to the OpenSnow forecasting and reporting service.
Wolf Creek, which received 29 inches over the past seven days, could see as much as 46 more by the end of the week. For the season, Wolf Creek has received more than 23 feet of snow.
“Wednesday will be the snowiest day of the week,” OpenSnow founding meteorologist Joel Gratz wrote in his report Monday morning. “The combination of stormy energy and a wind direction from the southwest should bring the most snow to the southern mountains with 10-20 inches possible from early Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening. For non-southern mountains, we could still see 4-8+ inches of snow. On Wednesday night, moderate to intense snow could linger across Colorado with another 4-10+ inches of accumulation.”
Purgatory can expect 33 inches this week, Crested Butte and Steamboat 18, Powderhorn 17 and Telluride 16. Along the I-70 corridor, Loveland could get 8, Keystone 6, Copper and Breckenridge 5, Vail 8 and Beaver Creek 10. Winter Park should see 8 inches of snow.
Gratz sees more snow due on Sunday afternoon or Monday with “potential powder across many mountains,” the deepest likely in the southern mountains.