The Halloween forecast is not looking great for Lake Tahoe and Rocky Mountain residents planning on wearing skin-baring costumes, but it’s looking great if you’re a skier or snowboarder—like us—chomping at the bit to get ski season rolling. Yet another promising snow storm is rolling through the West throughout the Halloween weekend into Monday. It’s looking like California and Colorado will make out the best.
The first leg of the storm will hit California on Friday night, according to OpenSnow.com forecasters, so trick or treaters may want to wear warm clothes and snow boots. Mammoth is projected to receive the most and could see about 14 inches of snow. Kirkwood, Squaw and Sugar Bowl could see about a foot of snow. Other areas around Lake Tahoe are foretasted to see anywhere from three to nine inches. The snow line is expected to make it down to lake level.
Saturday will mean more snow showers for Lake Tahoe as the main storm front moves east. Saturday night in Colorado could see a couple snow showers, but the real energy doesn’t hit until late-Sunday afternoon and evening. Telluride’s San Juan mountains are expected to receive the most snow—10 inches— as they are favored with winds from the southwest. A band of snow is expected to hang over the Western Slope which should drop six-plus inches on Powderhorn and the Grand Mesa area. The rest of Colorado is expected to see about two to four inches. Cold temperatures are expected to stick around a day or two after the storm. We’re hoping this means that more ski resorts will turn on the snow guns!
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