April 16, 2024
40.0" Snowpack (85% of Normal)
42° Scattered Snow Showers then Partly Sunny

No new snow to report today, with snowpack levels sitting at 40.0".

Weather today, scattered snow showers before noon. cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 42. northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 50%. new snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Up to 1" of more snowfall forecasted over the next 5 days.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 85%
Max Recorded Snowpack 200"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 1"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 1.06"

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Mesa Lakes

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast

5 Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Hourly Forecast

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 2% above average, with snowpack depth last observed at 44 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

Powderhorn Resort

Powderhorn Resort in Colorado, United States is a great destination for beginner and intermediate skiers. The resort boasts 1,600 acres of ski terrain with over 40 trails. The best trails are considered to be Lower Dude, a long and winding blue run, and Bill's Run, which is a favorite of the locals. An interesting fact about Powderhorn is that it is one of the oldest ski resorts in Colorado, dating back to 1966. For beginner skiers, the resort has an excellent ski school which offers private and group lessons. As for après ski, the Powderhorn Pub is a popular spot for drinks and food, with a cozy atmosphere and great views of the mountain.

Terrain Overview

Powderhorn Resort is located in the Grand Mesa region of Colorado and is surrounded by several mountain ranges and prominent peaks. The resort itself sits at the base of the Grand Mesa, which is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. The Grand Mesa is a popular destination for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports.

Other nearby mountain ranges include the West Elk Mountains to the south, the San Juan Mountains to the southwest, and the Rocky Mountains to the east. These ranges provide stunning views and diverse terrain for outdoor enthusiasts to explore.

Some of the notable peaks in the area include Mount Gunnison, Mount Sneffels, and Mount Wilson. These peaks offer challenging terrain for advanced skiers and snowboarders, as well as opportunities for backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

Overall, Powderhorn Resort offers a unique mountain experience with access to a variety of terrain and stunning mountain vistas.


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