Aspen Highlands
Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓76%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy with very light snow showers this morning mainly on the mountain and less so in town (Aspen), becoming partly cloudy and cooler through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall is forecast to be a dusting in town (Aspen), and 1 inch on the mid-upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds S 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 20 mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are expected on the upper mountain.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑28° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑46% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy with developing snow showers in the morning, and then cloudy and cold with increased snow showers in the afternoon and evening, mostly ending overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 5 to 8 inches (in Aspen) most falling during operating hours, from late morning through afternoon and early evening mainly, and {d7} to {d8} inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.6 inches
Winds SW 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 30 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑36° ↓-4°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑42% / ↓86%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear to partly cloudy and chilly through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds NW 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming NW 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑39° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑38% / ↓64%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy and milder in the afternoon, becoming mostly cloudy into the evening (lowering clouds for snow on Saturday.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds Variable 4 to 12 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑37° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↑45% / ↓74%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑40° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓60%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth31 to 43"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
17in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation11,675ft
  • Base Elevation8,040ft
  • Vertical Drop3,635ft
  • Longest Trail3.5 miles
  • Trails96 of 122
  • Lifts4 of 5
  • Acreage900 of 1053 ( 79% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
22°
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Conditions
  • Humidity60%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 8mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow Depth19"
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Fair
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 10:08
22°
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Conditions
  • Humidity60%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 8mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow Depth18"
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Fair
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 10:16
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  • City: Aspen
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Aspen Highlands Discussion
Please see the outlook to the right as well...

Today and Wednesday we expect a changeover back to more snow, with light snow this morning, then significant snowfall potential mainly Wednesday afternoon through overnight as a stronger system moves through with good looking dynamics and colder air, but slightly limited moisture. Areas along the divide and in Summit/ Grand County areas are expected to receive between 6 inches and a foot of snow under a favorable northwest cross-mountain wind flow, mostly during operating hours.

Thursday and Friday look mostly sunny as a high pressure ridge builds in, with milder days and not much wind.

Over the weekend we expect another shot of snow, likely Saturday but maybe late, then next week looks more active with stronger Pacific storms moving in leading up to and through at least the start of the holiday season. CM

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December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑17° / ↓13°
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AM

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↑30° / ↓15°
Skys
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓13°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Wednesday
↑14° / ↓-1°
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AM

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↑26° / ↓14°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓-1°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -31 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Thursday
↑14° / ↓2°
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AM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be -34 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓8°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Friday
↑33° / ↓16°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓22°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Saturday
↑31° / ↓13°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓19°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓14°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Sunday
↑33° / ↓18°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓24°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,678ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑36° / ↓12°
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AM

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↑34° / ↓12°
Skys
Mostly cloudy with very light snow showers this morning mainly on the mountain and less so in town (Aspen).
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be a dusting in town (Aspen), and 1 inch on the mid-upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 15 mph.

PM

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↑36° / ↓18°
Skys
Becoming partly cloudy and cooler through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected
Precipitation
None expected
Winds
Afternoon winds W at 5 to 15 gusts to 20 mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are expected on the upper mountain.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Wednesday
↑28° / ↓12°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓14°
Skys
Mostly cloudy with developing snow showers in the morning.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 5 to 8 inches (in Aspen) most falling during operating hours, from late morning through afternoon and early evening mainly, and {d7} to {d8} inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 15 mph.

PM

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↑28° / ↓12°
Skys
Cloudy and cold with increased snow showers in the afternoon and evening, mostly ending overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 5 to 8 inches (in Aspen) most falling during operating hours, from late morning through afternoon and early evening mainly, and {d7} to {d8} inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.6 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Thursday
↑36° / ↓-4°
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AM

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↑25° / ↓-4°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 15 mph.

PM

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↑36° / ↓13°
Skys
Mostly clear to partly cloudy and chilly through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Friday
↑39° / ↓3°
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AM

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↑39° / ↓3°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds Variable 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑39° / ↓30°
Skys
Partly cloudy and milder in the afternoon, becoming mostly cloudy into the evening (lowering clouds for snow on Saturday.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Saturday
↑37° / ↓17°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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Sunday
↑40° / ↓18°
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AM

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↑40° / ↓24°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓21°
Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,040ft
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