Wolf Creek Ski Area
Today's Forecast
↑34° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓69%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear throughout the day.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑37% / ↓63%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑40° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓70%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 28th
↑38° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑33% / ↓65%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 25 to 37 mph through the morning shifting to SW 39 to 51 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 29th
↑29° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑29% / ↓58%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 25 to 37 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 30th
↑26° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↑32% / ↓52%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update25 Mar @ 08:03
  • Snow Last 24hrs2"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total475"
  • Average Base Depth170 to 184"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
18in, Storm Total. Snow surface is powder and packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation11904
  • Base Elevation10300
  • Vertical Drop1,604ft
  • Longest Trail2 miles
  • Trails120 of 120
  • Lifts9 of 10
  • Acreage1600 of 1600 ( 100% )
  • Downhill Miles42of42
Other Info
  • Cross Country Area10
27°
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Conditions
  • Humidity50%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedS 14mph
  • GustingS 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth135"
Comments
Fair
Location
Pagosa Springs, Wolf Creek Pass, CO
  • Elevation10,843ft
  • UpdatedMar 25 @ 10:07
27°
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Conditions
  • Humidity50%
  • Dewpoint10°
  • SustainedS 14mph
  • GustingS 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth135"
Comments
Fair
Location
Pagosa Springs, Wolf Creek Pass, CO
  • Elevation10,843ft
  • UpdatedMar 25 @ 10:07
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Location
  • City: Wolf Creek
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Elevation: 11,000ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 135"
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Elevation: 10,200ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 122"
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Elevation: 11,620ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 29"
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Elevation: 11,000ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 67"
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Elevation: 11,250ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 86"
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Wolf Creek Ski Area Discussion
Now through Wednesday we are under a strong ridge of high pressure after a nice little shot of snow late yesterday... Milder temperatures, sunny skies, and not much wind are expected. Beautiful spring weather, and spring-like surface conditions on the lower mountain.

On Thursday we see increased winds as low pressure approaches the area. Snow may be moving in Thursday night, but mostly on Friday.

Friday we expect a fast moving low pressure system to move through. Factors working against it are that it is a mid-Pacific system with some warming, weakening its gradient (wind, forcing), and that it is moving underneath a high pressure ridge to the north, which also weakens it on the way in. Factors going for it, still cold and with decent moisture by the time it reaches Colorado, as it starts out strong. Moderate snow totals are forecast for Aspen-Snowmass, southwest Colorado, and moderate to heavy for northern resorts like Winter Park and Vail, since it develops a favorable northwest wind flow across the mountains as it moves through.

Saturday and Sunday we expect a ridge of high pressure to build in, and mostly sunny skies as a result. CM

LONG RANGE: I expect the western US in general to be mostly sunny on Saturday and Sunday, but with approaching low pressure (Pacific), expect clouds and some snow showers to start moving in on Sunday across the Northwest US south to Tahoe. The first half of April looks busy, with more frequent snow for Colorado next week. We also expect spring (into May and June) to be more dry than usual for Colorado, as persistent low pressure across the west coast and eastern Pacific does not allow for much moisture to move north from the tropics for spring thunderstorm activity. I will be watching.
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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Monday
↑28° / ↓21°
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AM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Skies
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Skies
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Tuesday
↑31° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑29° / ↓27°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Skies
Overcast 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 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓30°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓30°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓28°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 39 to 51 mph with gusts up to 64 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Friday
↑26° / ↓14°
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AM

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↑26° / ↓15°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Saturday
↑20° / ↓12°
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AM

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↑16° / ↓12°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓16°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,747ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Monday
↑35° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓20°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓27°
Skies
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Tuesday
↑37° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓26°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓31°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Wednesday
↑40° / ↓30°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓30°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓32°
Skies
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Thursday
↑39° / ↓29°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓29°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓30°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 39 to 51 mph with gusts up to 64 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Friday
↑29° / ↓19°
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AM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓19°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Saturday
↑26° / ↓17°
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AM

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↑23° / ↓17°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,555ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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