A significant winter storm has arrived and will seriously impact the Elk Mountains over the next 3 – 4 days. Expect periods of Heavy snowfall this weekend lasting through Tuesday. The storm is on a West, southwest flow and temperatures will remain somewhat mild through the storm though winds will be significant. The heaviest snow sets in Sunday and Sunday night when the winds will also pick up. Be prepared for a blustery weekend with blowing snow, poor visibility, and the accumulation of 2-3 feet of snow in the high country by Tuesday. The long term remains unsettled so do not expect to see the sun any time too soon!
Snow 4-8 inches possible, winds west, southwest 15-25 mph gusting in the 30’s. High temperatures in CB and Gunnison will be in the high 20’s
Snow 4-6 inches possible West winds 10-15 with gusts in the 20’s and a low temperature for CB and Gunnison in the mid to high teens.
Snow 6-10 inches, West Southwest winds 15-25 mph with gusts above 40 mph. High temperatures in CB and Gunnison in the mid to upper 20’s.
Resort opens 199 additional acres for a weekend total of 58 trails, 7 lifts
Following up on the best opening in years, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) also is poised to offer the best holiday skiing and riding in years. Early season storm cycles continue to deposit an abundance of light, dry powder on the slopes and resort operations crews are hard at work preparing terrain as quickly as possible.
On Saturday, snow seekers found an additional 199 acres to explore, including trails off the Silver Queen and East River lifts. The addition bumps CBMR’s total trails to 58, representing 75 percent of the resort’s terrain served by 7 lifts.