Good evening everyone,
Just a quick note on what coming in tonight through Monday into Tuesday.
It was just starting to snow at Monarch as I left this evening after a fine day of guiding a fun group of guests skiing on the cat today! Super fun cat skiing if you haven’t experienced it. Check it out on the website and see if it’s for you!
Anyway, yea, it started snowing and it’s going to continue to snow through New Year’s Eve. Temperatures will drop down to single digits Monday and around zero degrees Fahrenheit on Monday night and Tuesday. Winds will start on a West-South-West flow wandering to the East side of the compass. Wind speeds can be expected to be in the 15-25mph range with gusts in the 35-40s. Snow totals will be in the 6-8 inch range.
With somewhat upslope winds Monarch benefits in a special way. The lower portions of the ski area will see the majority of the snowfall while the upper portions will see slightly lesser amounts. Parts of the terrain that benefit from this type of storm are Gunnbarrel Ridge, Uppers portion of Garfield and some of the Breezeway side of the ski area. Some cross loading can be found through forested areas of Mirkwood.
So, if you are looking for deeper turns for the new year look to those areas for resolution!
Happy new year and pray for snow!