Steamboat skiers and snowboarders prefer their champagne dry, but the relatively wet snow that buried the slopes over the weekend put a big boost into the snowpack on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass
Almost daily snow freshens slopes
It may be the frequency of snow events over the last 14 days in Steamboat Springs that has people shaking their heads, because the snow totals are not out of the ordinary for January.
Snow accumulation could reach double digits
December 2015 totaled a robust 101 inches of snowfall at mid-mountain at Steamboat Ski Area, including a run of 31.5 inches Dec. 15-17.
The snowpack in the mountains surrounding Steamboat Springs are at 103 percent of median, the lowest in the state. But at least it’s in plus territory during an El Niño year.
Steamboat due for series of light snowfalls
There could be 12-hour periods when no snow falls, but other times when some late afternoon snow carries into a snowy night, producing a powder day in the Priest Creek aspen glades.
City crews removed more than 1K truckloads of the white stuff
A recent pause to the snowfall could end this week when snow returns to the forecast.
After temperatures dipped to -18 degrees on New Year's Eve night, warmer weather is in store for the weekend with a high of 27 degrees Sunday.
The subzero temperatures in Northwest Colorado are no joke, and taking proper precautions to protect pets is vitally important to their health, according to Yampa Valley pet experts. Perhaps the most important message veterinarians and the Humane Society want pet owners to hear is that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pet.
According to Routt County’s Office of Emergency Management, having a well-stocked emergency kit and following some safe driving tips could mean the difference between life and death during a snowy, winter road trip.
Frigid temperatures well into the negative degrees overnight and early in the mornings are expected throughout the week in Steamboat Springs, according to forecasts by the National Weather Service and local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth.
After a week of persistent snowfall, snow will remain in the forecast but the early part of January could be dry.
Snow keeps on coming; 44 inches on Storm Peak in 7 days
Steamboat Ski Area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten reported Storm Peak Summit has seen 44 inches of snowfall in seven days
With 30 inches of snow in three days, city of Steamboat Springs employees are trying to keep up with snow removal.
Steamboat Springs resident Mike Weissbluth developed an appetite for weather forecasting at an early age.
Christmas week could be a very snowy one in Steamboat Springs.
Winter air service begins Dec. 17, and the first Steamboat Springs visitors likely will be welcomed by fresh snow at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Recent storms have helped build an above average snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Weather forecasters are calling for snow, but perhaps not as much as they initially thought.
Routt County drivers got a crash course in winter driving Monday as snow fell throughout the day.
Precipitation expected regularly through week
As much as a foot of snowfall could fall in the mountains near Steamboat Springs as part of a major storm system hitting the area Monday, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.