Reminder: Winter Park is closed, and Mary Jane will be open through May 12th.
In my final daily post on Monday, April 22, I provided a season overview with a snowpack graphic. Click here to see that discussion: https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/winterpark/post/15290
Wednesday morning (May 1)
As expected, Tuesday was a mixed day with some sun, some clouds, and a few showers. Then intense snow hit on Tuesday night, dropping a quick 4 inches on the mountain. Other mountain regions to our north and south saw 2x this amount of snow, so it looks like the intense snow band happened to skip the I-70 region of Colorado. Bummer!
But, 4 inches should ski pretty well since temperatures are about 5F colder than Tuesday morning. This new snow will still be thicker and surfy, but it will be a little lighter than Tuesday, and any hint of cool temperatures are a bonus now that we’re in early May!
Snow showers should stick around through Wednesday morning, maybe bringing an additional 1-3 inches.
Then we’ll see dry weather from May 2-7 with another chance for snow between May 8-10.
Thanks so much for reading the Winter Park Daily Snow this season, and for your support of myself, OpenSnow, and Winter Park!
I hope that you have a great summer and I’ll see you back here for daily updates in November 2019.
Snow conditions as of Wednesday morning (May 1)
New snow mid-mountain:
* 4” (24 hours Tuesday 500am to Wednesday 500am)
* 4” (Overnight Tuesday 400pm to Wednesday 500am)
* 12+” from Sunday – Wednesday Night (April 28 – May 1)
* 4 of 21 lifts
* 59 of 167 trails
* Latest update
Snowpack compared to the 30-year average:
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