Snowcast: Expect epic ski weather this weekend

By: Rich Kurtzman Examiner.com
January 9, 2014 Updated: January 9, 2014 at 10:40 am
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photo - Leslie Bergan of Colorado Springs skis under the new Kensho Super Chair on Peak 6 Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Breckenridge. The Peak 6 area opened this year expanding the Summit County resort to 2,908 acres.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Leslie Bergan of Colorado Springs skis under the new Kensho Super Chair on Peak 6 Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Breckenridge. The Peak 6 area opened this year expanding the Summit County resort to 2,908 acres. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) 

Welcome, Pikes Peak region, to your weekly powder hunter ski report.

After two straight weeks of holiday skiing, the slopes are likely to be less congested this weekend, making for some better powder for riders.

A string of mild days finally ended as temperatures dropped into the single digits and even below zero Monday on the Front Range, though we'll be in the 40s and 50s the rest of the week.

In the mountains, 20s and 30s are forecasted, as well as cloudy skies expected to bring our favorite kind of precipitation: snow!

Breckenridge will be in the upper 20s, with a ski index of 9 (very good) and a whopping 14 inches of snow expected in the next 72 hours.

Arapahoe Basin offers a similar story, with highs in the upper 20s, partly cloudy skies, a ski index of 9 and more than a foot of snow in the 72-hour forecast. Ever popular Copper Mountain will have temps in the mid-20s and a ski index of 7-8, but some windier conditions.

What does this all mean? The next few days will bring epic skiing and snowboarding weather! Enjoy the outdoors - it's why we live here in colorful Colorado.

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