1-2 FEET OF FRESHIES IS FALLING IN THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS. THE 7 DAY FORECAST LOOKS DEEP IN THE NORTHWEST THAT MIGRATES TO THE ROCKIES LATE IN THE WEEKEND.
Update 7PM 2/12/2018
The chase is in the San Juan Mountains tonight. 11 inches fell at Wolf Creek today with empty slopes and decent coverage. Some rocks are still popping up just at or below the new snow surface on upper mountain. Don’t expect any markings or indication of where they are hiding (Patrol does not mark rock areas). Tread lightly in the Waterfall area and as you get into the Treasure pitches off the top (midway rocks in spots but very navigable). Today rode semi deep and relatively light density with empty chairs. Another 9-11 inches will fall tonight in the southern San Juans. Storm totals will exceed 20 inches. SW winds lowers my confidence for Telluride. Some light or moderate snow is likely by Tuesday morning so watch the webcams. Its a long shot. Monarch is a wildcard with low to medium confidence. Silverton normally scores well with this pattern (SW flow) and reported 6 inches this morning (18 in 48). My gut tells me it will get even deeper by Tuesday AM. Southern Utah will also be scoring big time on this current storm. Northern Utah is out of the loop again.
Below: My drive up Wolf Creek Pass this morning as it was puking powder