ARAPAHOE BASIN


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Winter Storm Warning currently in effect for Arapahoe Basin. * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 12 and 24 inches. * WHERE...The Mountains of Summit County, the Mosquito Range, and the Indian Peaks, and The Southern Front Range Foothills. * WHEN...From Noon Friday to Noon MDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Heavy snow will accumulate on tree branches and powerlines, possibly causing them to break and lead to power outages. Travel may become very difficult to impossible due to heavy snowfall on roadways.
  • Snowpack
  • 57.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 14% below the seasonal average of 49". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 12 years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was recorded at 91.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 1.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 57.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 17.1".

  • Air Temp
  • 54°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 23" of new snowfall on the slopes in the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
57.0" (-14%) 49" 91.0" (2010) 12.0" (2011)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Sunny, with a high near 54. Windy, with a west wind 26 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Tomorrow, Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 33. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 16 to 21 mph becoming north northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region
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2021-01-26

Cold single digits day, firm snow, fun.... (Shane Lamb, surf inspired frontside slash turn off the lip going right)

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Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
SELKIRK 15 10,488 ft
LODGEPOLE - JEFFERSON 34 9,960 ft
JEFFERSON CREEK 17 10,117 ft
BYERS CREEK 6 9,352 ft
WILLOW CREEK 35 8,201 ft
ST. LOUIS CREEK 17 8,859 ft
HALL VALLEY 9 9,842 ft
MIZPAH 10 9,640 ft
SUNSET POINT 25 8,297 ft
KENOSHA PASS 25 10,052 ft
ROBBERS ROOST 11 9,778 ft
ARAPAHO BAY 84 8,337 ft
ASPEN 12 9,956 ft
GENEVA PARK 25 9,791 ft
MICHIGAN CREEK 12 10,076 ft
IDLEWILD 24 8,893 ft
HIDEAWAY PARK DISPERSED None 8,784 ft
HANDCART 10 9,818 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
ELDORA MOUNTAIN RESORT 24" 66° 29.47"
ARAPAHOE BASIN 57" 54° 21.7"
SKI ESTES PARK (HIDDEN VALLEY) 42" 63° 22.05"
COPPER MOUNTAIN RESORT 48" 60° 15.68"
LOVELAND 57" 54° 21.7"
SOLVISTA BASIN AT GRANBY RANCH 57" 47° 6.06"
BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT 48" 60° 15.68"
KEYSTONE RESORT 36" 60° 24.66"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
BUENA VISTA WHITEWATER PARK 796.0cfs 1.0 Mi II+ to III+
BRECKENRIDGE WHITEWATER PARK (TOWN RUN) 55.7cfs 0.25 Mi II+ to III
UPPER-UPPER TEN MILE 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV-
UPPER TEN MILE 60.5cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V
FRACTIONS 183.0cfs 7.0 Mi III to III+
LOWER TEN MILE 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi II to III
SILVERTHORNE TOWN RUN 42.4cfs 0.5 Mi II to III-
MILK RUN 183.0cfs 4.0 Mi II+ to III-
LOWER SNAKE 14.2cfs 4.0 Mi III to III+
MIDDLE TEN MILE 60.5cfs 3.0 Mi III+ to IV
UPPER BLUE (BLUE RIVER CG TO COLUMBINE LANDING) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
RANCH CREEK NEAR FRASER
USGS 09032000
53 cfs 5.3 ft
SNAKE RIVER NEAR MONTEZUMA
USGS 09047500
223 cfs 2.2 ft
TARRYALL CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 06696980
33 cfs 5.6 ft
CLEAR CREEK AT GOLDEN
USGS 06719505
366 cfs 5.1 ft
SOUTH CLEAR CREEK ABV LOWER CABIN CREEK RESERVOIR
USGS 06714400
16 cfs 5.5 ft
FRASER RIVER BLW CROOKED CR AT TABERNASH CO
USGS 09033300
101 cfs 4.8 ft
WILLIAMS FORK BELOW WILLIAMS FORK RESERVOIR
USGS 09038500
18 cfs 0.8 ft
WEST FORK CLEAR CREEK ABV MOUTH NR EMPIRE
USGS 06716100
149 cfs 5.3 ft
WILLIAMS FORK NEAR PARSHALL
USGS 09037500
739 cfs 4.0 ft
HALFMOON CREEK NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083000
140 cfs 2.6 ft
COLORADO R BELOW BAKER GULCH
USGS 09010500
351 cfs 7.3 ft
FALL RIVER NEAR IDAHO SPRINGS
USGS 06717000
28 cfs 4.2 ft
JOE WRIGHT CREEK ABOVE JOE WRIGHT RESERVOIR
USGS 06746095
1 cfs 4.1 ft
HOMESTAKE CREEK AT GOLD PARK
USGS 09064000
144 cfs 4.9 ft
EAGLE RIVER NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09064600
605 cfs 4.8 ft
LAKE FORK BELOW SUGAR LOAF RESERVOIR
USGS 07082500
17 cfs 0.5 ft
GORE CREEK ABV RED SANDSTONE CREEK AT VAIL
USGS 09066325
619 cfs 8.1 ft
TENMILE CREEK BL NORTH TENMILE C
USGS 09050100
452 cfs 3.3 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR NATHROP
USGS 07091200
1,390 cfs 5.5 ft
MUDDY CREEK ABOVE ANTELOPE CREEK NR. KREMMLING
USGS 09041090
453 cfs 6.0 ft
ST. VRAIN CREEK AT LYONS
USGS 06724000
178 cfs 3.6 ft
STRAIGHT CR BLW LASKEY GULCH NR DILLON
USGS 09051050
55 cfs 4.7 ft
COLORADO RIVER BL SHADOW MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
USGS 09015000
1,110 cfs 3.8 ft
ELK CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 09025300
1 cfs 5.1 ft
BLACK GORE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066000
95 cfs 3.9 ft
NORTH CLEAR CREEK ABOVE MOUTH NR BLACKHAWK
USGS 06718550
14 cfs 4.1 ft
COAL CREEK NEAR PLAINVIEW
USGS 06730300
1 cfs 0.3 ft
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER ABOVE CHEESMAN LAKE
USGS 06700000
250 cfs 5.6 ft
CLEAR CREEK NEAR LAWSON
USGS 06716500
343 cfs 4.1 ft
MICHIGAN RIVER NEAR CAMERON PASS
USGS 06614800
9 cfs 2.9 ft
GRAND RIVER DITCH AT LA POUDRE PASS
USGS 09010000
157 cfs 2.1 ft
VASQUEZ CREEK AT WINTER PARK
USGS 09025000
76 cfs 2.3 ft
WILLOW CREEK BELOW WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIR
USGS 09021000
247 cfs 4.3 ft
BLUE RIVER NEAR DILLON
USGS 09046600
219 cfs 5.4 ft
EWING DITCH AT TENNESSEE PASS
USGS 09062000
5 cfs 0.5 ft
WURTZ DITCH NEAR TENNEESSEE PASS
USGS 09062500
36 cfs 1.3 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER AT GRANITE
USGS 07086000
435 cfs 3.4 ft
MCCULLOUGH-SP-DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09044800
45 cfs 1.7 ft
GORE CREEK AT MOUTH
USGS 09066510
873 cfs 8.8 ft
S PLATTE R AB 11-MILE CANYON RE
USGS 06695000
264 cfs 1.8 ft
BLUE RIVER BELOW DILLON
USGS 09050700
56 cfs 0.9 ft
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER NEAR LAKE GEORGE
USGS 06696000
209 cfs 1.6 ft
RANCH CREEK BLW MEADOW CR NR TABERNASH CO
USGS 09033100
204 cfs 8.5 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW GRANITE
USGS 07087050
796 cfs 12.5 ft
ST. LOUIS CREEK NEAR FRASER
USGS 09026500
62 cfs 1.9 ft
BOOTH CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066200
77 cfs 4.0 ft
SOUTH ST. VRAIN CREEK NEAR WARD
USGS 06722500
4 cfs 1.5 ft
COLORADO RIVER BELOW LAKE GRANBY
USGS 09019000
71 cfs 3.8 ft
BLUE RIVER AT BLUE RIVER
USGS 09046490
90 cfs 1.5 ft
GORE CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 09065500
148 cfs 3.5 ft
BEAR CREEK ABOVE EVERGREEN
USGS 06710385
32 cfs 4.5 ft
LEAVENWORTH CREEK @ MOUTH NR GEORGETOWN
USGS 06714800
22 cfs 3.9 ft
ILLINOIS CREEK NEAR RAND
USGS 06617500
188 cfs 3.2 ft
BERTHOUD PASS DITCH AT BERTHOUD PASS
USGS 09021500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
LEFT HAND CREEK NEAR BOULDER
USGS 06724500
103 cfs 1.6 ft
FRASER RIVER AT WINTER PARK
USGS 09024000
48 cfs 1.4 ft
MOFFAT WATER TUNNEL AT EAST PORTAL
USGS 09022500
290 cfs 2.7 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR GRANBY
USGS 09019500
77 cfs 1.6 ft
LAKE CREEK ABOVE TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR
USGS 07084500
1,080 cfs 5.1 ft
SOUTH FORK OF WILLIAMS FORK NEAR LEAL
USGS 09035900
116 cfs 3.0 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW EMPIRE GULCH NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083710
416 cfs 4.0 ft
JOE WRIGHT CREEK BELOW JOE WRIGHT RESERVOIR
USGS 06746110
60 cfs 2.3 ft
S CLEAR CR ABV LWR CABIN CR RES SPILWY NR GEORGTWN
USGS 06714500
15 cfs 0.9 ft
BOULDER CREEK NEAR ORODELL
USGS 06727000
94 cfs 2.3 ft
PINEY RIVER BELOW PINEY LAKE
USGS 09058500
161 cfs 4.4 ft
BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
USGS 09057500
75 cfs 2.7 ft
BOBTAIL CREEK NEAR JONES PASS
USGS 09034900
34 cfs 3.6 ft
CHICAGO CREEK BLW DEVILS CANYON NR IDAHO SPRGS CO
USGS 06717400
20 cfs 1.0 ft
GRAND LAKE OUTLET BLW CHIPMUNK LN AT GRAND LK
USGS 09014050
20 cfs 8.5 ft
MUDDY CRK BLW WOLFORD MTN RESER. NR KREMMLING
USGS 09041400
60 cfs 4.6 ft
CLEAR CREEK ABV WEST FORK CLEAR CREEK NR EMPIRE CO
USGS 06715000
188 cfs 4.6 ft
CROSS CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09065100
447 cfs 4.9 ft
MONTE CRISTO DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09041900
9 cfs 0.7 ft
WILLIAMS FORK BELOW STEELMAN CREEK
USGS 09035500
93 cfs 4.2 ft
WILLIAMS FORK ABOVE DARLING CREEK
USGS 09035700
185 cfs 6.4 ft
EAST FORK EAGLE RIVER NEAR CLIMAX
USGS 09061600
28 cfs 0.7 ft
CLEAR CREEK ABOVE CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 4.4 ft
FOURMILE CREEK AT ORODELL
USGS 06727500
14 cfs 5.1 ft
SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BELOW CHEESMAN LAKE
USGS 06701500
186 cfs 1.4 ft
FRASER RIVER AT UPPER STA
USGS 09022000
33 cfs 1.4 ft
MIDDLE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066300
18 cfs 3.0 ft
MIDDLE BOULDER CREEK AT NEDERLAND
USGS 06725500
190 cfs 2.1 ft
KEYSTONE GULCH NEAR DILLON
USGS 09047700
11 cfs 2.2 ft
EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF
USGS 09063000
144 cfs 3.9 ft
MISSOURI CREEK NEAR GOLD PARK
USGS 09063900
48 cfs 2.5 ft
BEMROSE-HOOSIER DIVERSION NEAR HOOSIER PASS
USGS 09044300
6 cfs 0.5 ft
CABIN CREEK NEAR FRASER
USGS 09032100
14 cfs 2.3 ft
EF ARKANSAS R AT US HIWAY 24
USGS 07079300
175 cfs 3.7 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR LEADVILLE
USGS 07081200
370 cfs 6.4 ft
COLUMBINE DITCH NEAR FREMONT PASS
USGS 09061500
16 cfs 0.8 ft
COLORADO RIVER AT WINDY GAP
USGS 09034250
168 cfs 3.9 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING
USGS 09058000
857 cfs 5.2 ft
WILLIAMS FORK NEAR LEAL
USGS 09036000
353 cfs 2.9 ft
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