Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑33% / ↓66%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓89%
  • 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.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
None 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
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑60% / ↓84%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓77%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↑38% / ↓63%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear throughout the day.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update26 Dec @ 05:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported

  • High Lift Elevation8,600ft
  • Base Elevation7,800ft
  • Vertical Drop800ft
  • Longest Trail9.32 miles
  • Trails0 of 15
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 5 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity34%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 6mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth23"
Comments
Fair
Location
3 Miles SW Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedFeb 17 @ 12:18
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Location
  • City: Aspen
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Chapman Tunnel close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,110ft
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 42"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.88"
Nast Lake close button
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Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.14"
Independence Pass close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 27°
Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.94"
Kiln close button
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.31"
Upper Taylor close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,640ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 39"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.81"
Ivanhoe close button
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature: 27°
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.57"
Schofield Pass close button
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Elevation: 10,700ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 75"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.99"
Brumley close button
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 32°
Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.5"
North Lost Trail close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,200ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 34.51"
Butte close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,160ft
Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.86"
Mc Clure Pass close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,500ft
Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.43"
Park Cone close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.57"
Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Trail Discussion
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

Today and Sunday the fast moving low-pressure system exits the state (this morning) and we have some clouds mixed with mostly sunshine, though a stronger and more large scale low pressure system will be ginning up at the same time, just to the north and mainly on Sunday. Winds pick up on Sunday 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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Expanded Outlook

Saturday
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Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Sunday
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AM

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↑42° / ↓10°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
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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Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
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 7,895ft
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Monday
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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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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 7,895ft
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Tuesday
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AM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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Thursday
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Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 13 to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,895ft
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