Copper Mountain's endless winter continues with another weekend blast of powder that could deliver a half a foot of snow during the first weekend of Sunsation. Winter storm warnings and watches for the Rocky Mountains project anywhere from six to 15 inches of new snow. Most of it will fall during the day Sunday, forecasters said.
A few snow showers will linger along the Continental Divide through Monday morning, but mostly fair weather is forecast for the first part of next week, which means some epic late-season powder skiing at Copper and other local resorts.
As is often the case, many Colorado ski areas will close the season with the deepest snowpack of the year. Copper is reporting a 101-inch base at the top of the mountain, 19 inches of snow in April already and 340 inches for the season. A-Basin, open through late May or early June, is reporting 78 inches at mid-mountain.
Take advantage of the great late season conditions with a spring ski trip and ski smart! If it's powder you're after, start by skiing east-facing slopes before the morning sun turns the snow mushy, then work your way up the mountain, looking for shady spots and north-facing pitches that will hold the fresh snow the longest.
Read about our top five reasons to plan a spring ski trip to Copper Mountain, and learn how to track Copper Mountain storm patterns like a pro with our hands-on weather guide. And don't forget about the bonus weekend at Copper!