BUTTERMILK MOUNTAIN




Winter Weather Advisory currently in effect for Buttermilk Mountain. * WHAT...Snow expected above 8500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 11 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Elkhead and Park Mountains, Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops. * WHEN...From midnight tonight to 6 AM MDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. A detailed map of the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.
  • Snowpack
  • 30.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 100% below the seasonal average of 5". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 10 years was in 2016, when snowpack depth was recorded at 12.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 0"
  • 1.0" of snowmelt over the past 24 hours has receeded the total snowpack to 30.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 12.6".

  • Air Temp
  • 61°
  • Forecast models predict more snow this week in colorado, with up to 10" 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
30.0" (-100%) 5" 12.0" (2016) -1.0" (2019)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Sunny, with a high near 61. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Tomorrow, Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
DEARHAMER 13 7,792 ft
GYPSUM None 6,286 ft
DIFFICULT 47 8,139 ft
GOTHIC 4 9,657 ft
CEMENT CREEK 13 8,967 ft
LITTLE MATTIE 22 7,911 ft
SILVER BELL 14 8,520 ft
SPRING CREEK 12 8,544 ft
SILVER QUEEN 6 8,682 ft
MOLLIE B 27 7,895 ft
NORTH BANK 17 8,433 ft
ROSY LANE 20 8,460 ft
SYLVAN LAKE STATE PARK 44 8,535 ft
SILVER BAR 4 8,312 ft
TAYLOR CANYON 7 8,373 ft
LITTLE MAUD 20 7,808 ft
ONE MILE 25 8,411 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
ASPEN MOUNTAIN 37" 60° 10.81"
BUTTERMILK MOUNTAIN 30" 61° 8.42"
BEAVER CREEK RESORT 37" 72° 8.64"
SNOWMASS 30" 61° 8.42"
CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT 25" 61° 4.84"
ASPEN HIGHLANDS 30" 61° 8.42"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
CATHERINE STORE SECTION 401.0cfs 4.0 Mi II to II+
BARREL SPRINGS 4040.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
THE UPPER 38.3cfs 8.0 Mi V to V+
STATE BRIDGE TO BURNS 552.0cfs 20.0 Mi I to II+
BURNS TO DOTSERO 4040.0cfs 29.0 Mi I to IV
CASTLE CREEK 203.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV+ to V-
LOWER EAGLE (EDWARDS WATER PLANT TO EAGLE) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
BARREL SPRINGS 4040.0cfs 4.0 Mi IV+ to V+
BOGAN CANYON 1840.0cfs 6.85 Mi III to III+
STATE BRIDGE TO TWO BRIDGES 552.0cfs 4.8 Mi I to II+
OH BE JOYFUL 653.0cfs 1.0 Mi V
WATERFALL TO CONFLUENCE 401.0cfs 1.0 Mi V-
LOWER EAGLE (EDWARDS WATER PLANT TO EAGLE) 250.0cfs 17.0 Mi III- to III+
CRYSTAL MILL FALLS 310.0cfs None Mi V- to V

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
COLORADO RIVER NEAR DOTSERO
USGS 09070500
4,040 cfs 5.3 ft
GORE CREEK AT UPPER STATION
USGS 09065500
148 cfs 3.5 ft
LAKE FORK BELOW SUGAR LOAF RESERVOIR
USGS 07082500
17 cfs 0.5 ft
TAYLOR RIVER BELOW TAYLOR PARK RESERVOIR
USGS 09109000
251 cfs 4.3 ft
EAST FORK EAGLE RIVER NEAR CLIMAX
USGS 09061600
28 cfs 0.7 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER AB DIFFICULT C NR ASPEN
USGS 09073300
179 cfs 2.2 ft
CRYSTAL RIVER AB AVALANCHE C
USGS 09081600
1,840 cfs 3.9 ft
TOMICHI CREEK AT SARGENTS
USGS 09115500
216 cfs 1.8 ft
TAYLOR RIVER AT ALMONT
USGS 09110000
702 cfs 2.8 ft
EAST RIVER AT ALMONT CO.
USGS 09112500
1,750 cfs 5.5 ft
EWING DITCH AT TENNESSEE PASS
USGS 09062000
5 cfs 0.5 ft
COLUMBINE DITCH NEAR FREMONT PASS
USGS 09061500
16 cfs 0.8 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER BELOW EMPIRE GULCH NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083710
416 cfs 4.0 ft
NORTH FORK FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR NORRIE
USGS 09078500
188 cfs 4.0 ft
GORE CREEK AT MOUTH
USGS 09066510
873 cfs 8.8 ft
NORTH FORK GUNNISON RIVER NEAR SOMERSET
USGS 09132500
2,420 cfs 4.0 ft
BLACK GORE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066000
95 cfs 3.9 ft
TOMICHI CREEK AT GUNNISON
USGS 09119000
208 cfs 2.0 ft
LAKE CREEK ABOVE TWIN LAKES RESERVOIR
USGS 07084500
1,080 cfs 5.1 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09073400
359 cfs 2.4 ft
BEAVER CREEK AT AVON
USGS 09067000
46 cfs 2.7 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR RUEDI
USGS 09080400
120 cfs 1.5 ft
PINEY RIVER NEAR STATE BRIDGE
USGS 09059500
511 cfs 4.9 ft
MINNESOTA CREEK NEAR PAONIA
USGS 09134000
4 cfs ft
TAYLOR RIVER AT TAYLOR PARK
USGS 09107000
608 cfs 2.9 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER NEAR LEADVILLE
USGS 07081200
370 cfs 6.4 ft
COLORADO RIVER NEAR KREMMLING
USGS 09058000
857 cfs 5.2 ft
CLEAR CREEK ABOVE CLEAR CREEK RESERVOIR
USGS 07086500
-999 cfs 4.4 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER NEAR THOMASVILLE
USGS 09078600
505 cfs 3.3 ft
MUDDY CRK BLW WOLFORD MTN RESER. NR KREMMLING
USGS 09041400
60 cfs 4.6 ft
MUDDY CREEK AT BARDINE
USGS 09131500
504 cfs 5.5 ft
MISSOURI CREEK NEAR GOLD PARK
USGS 09063900
48 cfs 2.5 ft
EF ARKANSAS R AT US HIWAY 24
USGS 07079300
175 cfs 3.7 ft
ARKANSAS RIVER AT GRANITE
USGS 07086000
435 cfs 3.4 ft
BLUE RIVER BELOW GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR
USGS 09057500
75 cfs 2.7 ft
PINEY RIVER BELOW PINEY LAKE
USGS 09058500
161 cfs 4.4 ft
EAGLE RIVER NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09064600
605 cfs 4.8 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER AT GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085000
4,020 cfs 5.1 ft
COCHETOPA CREEK BELOW ROCK CREEK NR PARLIN
USGS 09118450
20 cfs 1.9 ft
COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLENWOOD SPRINGS
USGS 09085100
8,720 cfs 6.9 ft
LINCOLN CREEK BL GRIZZLY RESERVOIR
USGS 09073005
1 cfs 1.1 ft
LAKE FORK AT GATEVIEW
USGS 09124500
848 cfs 3.4 ft
HUNTER CREEK NEAR ASPEN
USGS 09074000
8 cfs 1.1 ft
ROARING FORK RIVER NEAR EMMA
USGS 09081000
1,710 cfs 7.5 ft
EAGLE R BL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT AVON
USGS 09067020
1,860 cfs 7.0 ft
WURTZ DITCH NEAR TENNEESSEE PASS
USGS 09062500
36 cfs 1.3 ft
HALFMOON CREEK NEAR MALTA
USGS 07083000
140 cfs 2.6 ft
EAGLE RIVER BELOW GYPSUM
USGS 09070000
2,430 cfs 6.7 ft
OHIO CREEK ABOVE MOUTH NR GUNNISON
USGS 09113980
194 cfs 3.7 ft
HOMESTAKE CREEK AT GOLD PARK
USGS 09064000
144 cfs 4.9 ft
GORE CREEK ABV RED SANDSTONE CREEK AT VAIL
USGS 09066325
619 cfs 8.1 ft
LAKE CREEK NEAR EDWARDS
USGS 09067200
362 cfs 2.4 ft
BOOTH CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066200
77 cfs 4.0 ft
EAGLE RIVER AT RED CLIFF
USGS 09063000
144 cfs 3.9 ft
TWIN-LAKES TUNNEL AT E PORTL
USGS 09073000
523 cfs 4.7 ft
FRYINGPAN RIVER AT MEREDITH
USGS 09080100
751 cfs 3.7 ft
CASTLE CREEK AT ASPEN
USGS 09075400
43 cfs ft
GUNNISON RIVER NEAR GUNNISON
USGS 09114500
2,400 cfs 2.9 ft
MIDDLE CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09066300
18 cfs 3.0 ft
EAST RIVER BL CEMENT CREEK NR CRESTED BUTTE
USGS 09112200
1,990 cfs 4.2 ft
CROSS CREEK NEAR MINTURN
USGS 09065100
447 cfs 4.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
GOTHIC
SNOTEL GTHC2
3.21" -2.63"

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