Vail powder forecast: A foot of snow expected Saturday-Monday
VAIL — Forecasters are calling for a round of snow this weekend to coincide with the opening of Vail Mountain Friday.
“Vail could not have timed their opening day on Friday any better because after a sunny start to the season, snow will start to fall on Saturday night and should continue through at least next Tuesday,” said Joel Gratz of Open Snow.
Gratz said Vail should expect 4-7 inches Saturday night and another 2-4 through Monday night.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement for the area.
“For elevations above 9,000 feet for the northwest and central mountains of western Colorado, early indicators suggest that more than 12 inches of snow could fall within a 24-hour period Saturday evening through Sunday night,” the weather service said.