Oct. 8 Snow Storm

Oct 8 Storm

Trifecta Storm System

We are getting a better solution for the upcoming storm we have been talking about for the last 2 weeks. It is hard to wait so long for these storms to arrive. In about a month from now, we will be locked in on this years repeating storms. At that time we will release our first predictions. These storms will be beyond model range–at least 3 weeks in advance.

Last year our first set of predictions were made November 8th for resorts Whistler, Crystal, Big Sky and Vail. It was a decent start with all resorts receiving snow: Whistler 7″, Crystal 8″, Big Sky 2″, and Vail 3″. A couple of cycles later, that small storm system would have its strongest return with 14″ at Whistler, 8″ Vail, and 10″ at Wolf Creek.

This upcoming storm is a large system with 3 waves–thus the moniker Trifecta. Below is what the models are telling us at the moment. Remember, this is still over 6 days out so the bullseye will move. For Tahoe, hopefully this holds together and will break the ice.

For Colorado:

Second Wave Colorado

Rockies Storm Total

 We will update this system in the next couple of days. I am looking forward to this kickoff storm and also the upcoming season. We will have a redesign of our site coming soon as well. If you have any questions, feel free to comment in the comment section or shoot me an email to Mike@FutureSnow.CO.

Powder Alert

Our storm that is predicted for Crystal Mountain (#52) on March 30th is looking like a powerful storm. It looks like it is arriving a half a day early. This storm was predicted on February 21st, 37 days in advance. Check out the 5oomb projected energy below.

Now let’s take a look at the projected 24 hour snowfall total. This image is valid at 18Z Monday the 29th. The “z” stands for Zulu time so you add 7 hours for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), or 1 a.m. on the 30th. 

This would be a good storm to chase because you could fly in to Seattle Monday and get to the mountain for first chair Tuesday. They have a reservation system at Crystal and the weekends have been sold out for months.  
One positive thing about the pandemic is the incredibly cheap flights that you can get last minute. Check out this flight on Southwest from Denver round-trip. You could book this today!

Finally, here’s a couple of shots of my last trip to Crystal Mountain Resort. We found our car buried in the parking lot, it was pretty dicey travel the night before, I would suggest a four-wheel-drive and not a van! Crystal is a cool mountain because there is a very limited number of on mountain places to stay. But, during the week there will be no problem finding a place. So just saying, if you want to go….crystalmountainresort.com

Alta Crystal Resort
Crystal Mountain Resort

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read the blog, if you have any questions feel free to submit it in the comments below or shoot me an email to Mike@FutureSnow.CO