April 16, 2024
62.0" Snowpack (82% of Normal)
33° Heavy Snow and Blowing Snow

Winter Storm Warning
Until 2024-04-16T12:30:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Snow, heavy at times this morning. Additional snow accumulations 3 to 7 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph. * WHERE...Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range, and The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks. * WHEN...Until 3 PM MDT this afternoon. * IMPACTS...Roads will be slick and hazardous at times. Travel will be difficult at times due to heavy snowfall on roadways.

New snowfall today with 8" of fresh powder on the slopes, and snowpack levels reaching 62".

Weather today, snow showers, mainly before noon. the snow could be heavy at times. widespread blowing snow before noon. high near 33. windy, with a west northwest wind 29 to 34 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. new snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Up to 9" of more snowfall forecasted over the next 5 days.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 82%
Max Recorded Snowpack 200"
Snowfall Past 24 Hours 8"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 5"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 9.01"

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Loveland Basin

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast

5 Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, A 30 percent chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 33 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Hourly Forecast

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 6% below average, with snowpack depth last observed at 62 inches.

Snowpack Density

Snowpack vs Snow Water Equivalent
Wet, heavy snowfall generally consists of atleast 12.5% water content or higher for every foot of snow. Lighter, drier snow might contain up to 1.0 inch of water for every foot of snow; up to 8.3% water.

Ski Area Summary

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin ski resort in Colorado, United States offers a range of terrain suitable for all skill levels, with some of the best expert-level skiing in the state. The resort's East Wall is a particular highlight, boasting challenging runs with steep chutes and tree runs. A lesser-known fact about the resort is that it was one of the first ski areas in the US to allow snowboarding in 1984. For beginners, the Molly Hogan run is a gentle slope perfect for getting comfortable on skis. After a long day on the slopes, the 6th Alley Bar & Grill is a popular apres ski spot, serving up hearty meals and drinks.

Terrain Overview

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The resort is situated in the Arapaho National Forest and is known for its high alpine terrain and challenging skiing and snowboarding.

Some of the pertinent mountain ranges and mountain aspects of Arapahoe Basin include:

1. The Continental Divide: Arapahoe Basin is located on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, which runs through the Rocky Mountains and separates the watersheds that flow to the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.

2. The Tenmile Range: The resort is surrounded by the stunning Tenmile Range, which includes peaks such as Lenawee Mountain, The Spine, and The Steeple. These mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for skiing and snowboarding at Arapahoe Basin.

3. High Alpine Terrain: Arapahoe Basin is known for its high alpine terrain, with a base elevation of 10,780 feet and a summit elevation of 13,050 feet. This elevation provides for long runs and challenging terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders.

4. The East Wall: One of the most famous aspects of Arapahoe Basin is the East Wall, which offers some of the most challenging and extreme terrain in Colorado. The East Wall is only accessible by a hike or snowcat ride and provides steep chutes, cliffs, and deep powder for expert skiers and snowboarders.

Overall, Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort offers a unique and challenging skiing experience in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, with a variety of terrain and stunning mountain vistas to enjoy.


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