Aspen Mountain - Ajax
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑36% / ↓90%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Winds increase and become quite gusty.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 10 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 19th
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑65% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy and colder with scattered to numerous snow showers expected at any time morning through overnight.
Snowfall is expected to be 5 to 8 inches at the base, and 8 to 12 inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 34 to 46 mph through the morning shifting to SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 124 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 20th
↑16° ↓-1°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑61% / ↓88%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
↑18° ↓-3°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑49% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 53 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑27° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑57% / ↓84%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
↑18° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑70% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth43 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
32in, past 6 days. Snow surface is packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation11,212ft
  • Base Elevation7,945ft
  • Vertical Drop3,267ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails76 of 76
  • Lifts6 of 8
  • Acreage671 of 675 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails7 ( 9% )
48°
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Conditions
  • Humidity23%
  • Dewpoint12°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 12mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth36"
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Fair
Location
5 Miles SSW Aspen CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedFeb 18 @ 12:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity23%
  • Dewpoint12°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 12mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
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Fair
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedFeb 18 @ 12:18
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,110ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.57"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.18"
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Elevation: 10,640ft
Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.86"
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Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.86"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.29"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.42"
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Elevation: 10,700ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 69"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.86"
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.57"
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Elevation: 9,200ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 39"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2"
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Elevation: 10,160ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0"
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Elevation: 9,500ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.15"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.99"
Aspen Mountain - Ajax Discussion
Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

A strong and more large scale low pressure system will be ginning up and approaching from the north today. Winds pick up today as the cold air out of the north starts to displace the warmer air over the area. This air we expect to move in early next week is looking COLD!

Monday through Wednesday we see cold and large-scale low-pressure developing across the area/ Inland Western US, carving a major trough, and driving possibly limited moisture and piles of strong dynamics (scientific term: "piles of...") into Colorado mainly Monday into Tuesday, with later Tuesday and Wednesday tapering off as a piece of the storm's energy starts to retrograde to offshore of southern California. It looks like the trough axis will be located just to the west, with southwest and west slopes favored again, and heavy snow for Aspen and the San Juan Mountains as well. Winter is definitely here!  

On Thursday expect a break from the snow, briefly, but we may see lingering isolated snow showers, best bet is mostly sunny... This lasts through most of Friday.

Friday night (or Saturday morning) through Sunday we expect more snow from a couple of weaker systems (offshore SoCal system + a system out of the northwest to "kick" this mess through the state), and moderate or more (8"+) of snow is expected for Aspen-Snowmass, and southwest Colorado looks to be favorably affected also. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some, allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado!.. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Mountain Summit Forecast

Sunday
↑24° / ↓18°
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↑22° / ↓18°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓20°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Monday
↑20° / ↓7°
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↑20° / ↓18°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 4 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 76 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓7°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Tuesday
↑6° / ↓-6°
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↑6° / ↓0°
Skys
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑1° / ↓-6°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Wednesday
↑7° / ↓-7°
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AM

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↑3° / ↓-7°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓3°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Thursday
↑16° / ↓4°
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AM

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↑12° / ↓4°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 68 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓11°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Friday
↑8° / ↓3°
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↑8° / ↓7°
Skys
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -15 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to -13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,212ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑48° / ↓10°
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AM

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↑42° / ↓10°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓28°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Monday
↑33° / ↓21°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Skys
Cloudy and colder with scattered to numerous snow showers expected.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 34 to 46 mph with gusts up to 122 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓21°
Skys
Cloudy and colder with scattered to numerous snow showers expected.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 124 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Tuesday
↑17° / ↓1°
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↑17° / ↓11°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓1°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -16 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Wednesday
↑20° / ↓-2°
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AM

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↑16° / ↓-2°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓9°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Thursday
↑29° / ↓9°
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↑25° / ↓9°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓22°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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Friday
↑20° / ↓12°
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↑20° / ↓19°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓12°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,945ft
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