Durango Mountain Resort
Today's Forecast
↑33° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↑31% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy before noon and then partly cloudy becoming clear later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑19° ↓1°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑33% / ↓92%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑16° ↓-2°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑-5°
  • Humidity↑27% / ↓78%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SE 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑36° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↑27% / ↓58%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming SE 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑33° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓67%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑36° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑26% / ↓60%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total59"
  • Average Base Depth18 to 29"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
11in, past 6 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed

  • High Lift Elevation8,610ft
  • Base Elevation6,330ft
  • Vertical Drop2,280ft
  • Longest Trail1.4 miles
  • Trails69 of 100
  • Lifts11 of 20
  • Acreage1403 of 3170 ( 69% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails27 ( 27% )
  • Trails with Snow Making10 ( 10% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity47%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedNE 0mph
  • GustingNE 5mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth7"
Comments
Fair
Location
BIG BEAR PARK, CO
  • Elevation8,816ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 10:08
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Location
  • City: Durango
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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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

Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑33° / ↓16°
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↑33° / ↓19°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓16°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,080ft
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Wednesday
↑19° / ↓1°
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AM

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↑30° / ↓16°
Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓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 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be -24 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,080ft
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Thursday
↑16° / ↓-2°
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AM

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↑24° / ↓-2°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓14°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 5 degrees into the evening.
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Friday
↑36° / ↓19°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓25°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 27 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,080ft
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Saturday
↑33° / ↓18°
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AM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓18°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 19 degrees into the evening.
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Sunday
↑36° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓27°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓21°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 28 degrees into the evening.
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  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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