Early Spring Break is over. It was wonderful skiing in the upper 30s and lower 40s on the trail. But high clouds spreading in this afternoon are a harbinger of changes to the weather pattern. The high pressure ridge will get flattened as a series of strengthening disturbances will pass over Western Colorado. For the GMNC trails, snow starts Thursday night and will likley continue into next week. Mild temperatures (-2 to -3C at 10000ft) will produce a relatively wet snow, something like 10:1 ratios. Snow accumulations are expected to be light through Friday night, perhaps increasing towards the weekend. In addition, southwest winds of 10-20 mph and gusty will cause some blowing and drifting snow.
Grooming for the famous 10k classic race on Sunday should probably be planned for early Sunday morning.l I will try to update as we get a better idea of the details. Fast Wax Salmon glide, and Rode Super Blue kick are first thoughts for waxing. Should be fun!