Powder Alert:  For Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Powder Alert: For Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Make your plans to ski late Wednesday through midday Saturday, I see lots of cold powder ahead!

We're all friends so let's be honest; it's been a tough ski season so far and La Niña hasn't been performing as expected.  We haven't seen a La Niña winter with such poor conditions like this since 2001.  There has been enough snow to have fun, but we all know the slopes need a few more feet. 

Now, let's move on...things are FINALLY turning around big-time.  I've been watching snow dumping at the top of our Upper Bowl Camera all afternoon/evening long.  Tracks from yesterday are long gone in this image with about 30" now on the ground up there.  Should be just about enough to open!

A warm front has pushed the snow level up to around 5,000' this evening.  It'll still be at that level tomorrow morning, but a cold front drops snow down to 3,000' by early afternoon.  So your late afternoon/evening ski session looks excellent Wednesday evening.  From there until sometime Saturday any snow that falls will be cold and powdery.  Thursday & Friday will offer the best ski conditions we have seen at Skibowl this season...I expect a total from now through Friday evening of 15-30"!


Lower Bowl (Base Area): 6"

Upper Bowl:  12"

Temps:  25-30 deg. Wednesday PM, 23-28 deg. Thursday & Friday


This Weekend:  Saturday a very wet system moves inland.  Our models are disagreeing on how things will play out this weekend.  There IS a decent chance we get a warming after midday Saturday which could lead us back into mixed precipitation.  We'll see how that looks as we get closer.  One of our more dependable models shows warming over the weekend and then another cold shot of snow late Monday/Tuesday next week



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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen - FOX12 Weather

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