April 16, 2024
39.0" Snowpack (103% of Normal)
40° Heavy Snow and Areas Blowing Snow

Winter Weather Advisory
Until 2024-04-16T12:00:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches. Locally higher amounts up to 10 inches possible above 10000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph. * WHERE...Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys and Flat Tops. * WHEN...Until noon MDT today. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially on ridge tops. A detailed map of the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

The ski area reports 1" of new snow today with snowpack levels rising to 39.0". Snowpack levels for this time of year average around 34 inches, but can be as high as 83 inches.

Weather today, snow showers, mainly before 10am. the snow could be heavy at times. areas of blowing snow before 11am. high near 40. breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. chance of precipitation is 80%. new snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Up to 4" of more snowfall forecasted over the next 5 days.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 103%
Max Recorded Snowpack 83"
Snowfall Past 24 Hours 1"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 2"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 3.85"

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Upper Taylor

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast

5 Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Hourly Forecast

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 16% above average, with snowpack depth last observed at 39 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

Buttermilk Mountain

Buttermilk Mountain ski resort is located in Aspen, United States. It is known for its beginner-friendly terrain and family-friendly atmosphere. Some of the best trails at Buttermilk Mountain include Tiehack, which offers stunning views of the Maroon Bells and a variety of challenging runs for advanced skiers, and Panda Peak, perfect for beginners. An interesting fact about the resort is that it hosted the Winter X Games for 14 consecutive years. For beginners, try the Panda Peak area, which has gentle slopes and magic carpets. For après ski, head to the Limelight Lounge or the Ajax Tavern for delicious food and drinks.

Terrain Overview

Buttermilk Mountain is part of the Elk Mountain Range in Colorado. The mountain has a summit elevation of 9,900 feet and offers skiers and snowboarders a variety of runs and terrain parks. The terrain at Buttermilk Mountain is known for its gentle slopes, making it a great option for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Some of the key aspects of Buttermilk Mountain include its wide-open runs, which are perfect for carving turns and practicing your technique. The mountain is also home to the X Games Aspen, which features some of the best freestyle skiing and snowboarding in the world.

Overall, Buttermilk Mountain is a popular destination for families and those looking for a more relaxed skiing experience in Colorado.


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