Loveland Ski Area
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓-5° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↑81% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth59"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be -37 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↑88% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds S 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑92% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow12"
  • Regional Snow Depth26"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -18 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↑62% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth26"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to W 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to -15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑49% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth24"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 21 to 33 mph through the morning shifting to W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 05:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs1"
  • Season Total256"
  • Average Base Depth59"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
13in, past 6 days. Snow surface is powder and machine groomed

  • High Lift Elevation12,700ft
  • Base Elevation10,800ft
  • Vertical Drop2,210ft
  • Longest Trail2 miles
  • Trails94 of 94
  • Lifts10 of 10
  • Acreage1800 of 1800 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails32 ( 34% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity71%
  • Dewpoint-3°
  • SustainedNW 3mph
  • GustingNW 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth51"
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Location
Granby-Grand County Airport, CO
  • Elevation10,102ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 09:17
Loveland Basin
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Location
  • City: Georgetown
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature: -7°
Snow Depth: 58"
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Elevation: 11,100ft
Temperature: -4°
Snow Depth: 57"
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature: -1°
Snow Depth: 49"
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Elevation: 10,960ft
Temperature: -3°
Snow Depth: 44"
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Elevation: 11,300ft
Temperature: -6°
Snow Depth: 52"
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Elevation: 8,940ft
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Elevation: 11,150ft
Temperature: -6°
Snow Depth: 56"
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Elevation: 9,400ft
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Snow Depth: 37"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: -2°
Snow Depth: 22"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: -2°
Snow Depth: 38"
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Copper Mountain close button
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Elevation: 10,550ft
Temperature: -3°
Snow Depth: 48"
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Elevation: 9,700ft
Temperature: -0°
Snow Depth: 39"
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Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature: -7°
Snow Depth: 53"
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High Lonesome close button
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Elevation: 10,620ft
Temperature: -6°
Snow Depth: 55"
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Vail Mountain close button
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Elevation: 10,300ft
Temperature: -3°
Snow Depth: 51"
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Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature: -5°
Snow Depth: 59"
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University Camp close button
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Elevation: 10,300ft
Temperature: -4°
Snow Depth: 47"
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Elevation: 11,150ft
Temperature: -3°
Snow Depth: 37"
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Mt Evans
Loveland Ski Area Discussion
YESTERDAY: "The system moving through from the northwest continues to deliver snow through the morning and afternoon, lighter for Aspen but heavier for Vail and east/ north, though moisture at the point winds turn west/ northwest and favorable, decreases, which is usually the case (source regions for the air out of the west/ northwest are usually limited on moisture, as compared to from out of the warmer and higher dew point temperature (usually) west/ southwest)."

TODAY will be an in between day, with approaching low pressure, and more sunshine. Clouds increase overnight...

Thursday and Friday we have another low pressure system affecting the area, with light to moderate snow totals possible for Aspen, and heavy for southwest Colorado, which will be favored again, as most storm energy moves along southern Colorado and AZ/ NM.

The coming weekend we see another storm system moving through, with more snow, likely significant, and starting later Saturday (Saturday could be mostly sunny for most of the day, but for now we are bringing the snow in earlier). CM

LONGER RANGE: Early March will be mostly spent under high pressure ridging and mostly sunny skies, no snow for the most part except for a few dustings of a trace to a few inches here and there as low pressure dives into the Great lakes and eastern US, brushing Colorado. Around the 10th-15th of March (For Colorado), we move back into an unsettled pattern with regular snowfalls again. CM
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be -37 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to -9 degrees into the evening.
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Thursday
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Skies
Mostly 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: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,666ft
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Friday
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Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be -18 to 6 degrees into the evening.
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Saturday
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Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be -27 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,666ft
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Sunday
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Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,666ft
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Monday
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Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,666ft
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