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    Today's Snow Report

    Last updated 12/03/2016 at 07:02 AM

    NEW SNOW

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    • 0" 48 HRS
    • 16" 7 Days
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    SNOW DEPTH

    • 23 MID
    • 33 Total

    CURRENT CONDITIONS

    • Packed Powder

    TERRAIN REPORT

    • Open Runs
      19/86
    • Open Lifts
      5/15
    • Open Acres
      348/2300
    • Open Terrain
      15%
  • 37°F
    HIGH
    24°F
    LOW
    WEATHER
    Sunny

    Today's Weather Forecast

    Last updated 8 hours ago

    • TODAY'S WEATHER

      Sunny
      37°F HIGH
      24°F LOW

      Sunny

    • TOMORROW

      Mostly Sunny
      40°F HIGH
      19°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • MONDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      32°F HIGH
      14°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • TUESDAY

      Chance Snow
      25°F HIGH
      11°F LOW

      Chance Snow

    • WEDNESDAY

      Mostly Sunny
      31°F HIGH
      21°F LOW

      Mostly Sunny

    • THURSDAY

      Slight Chance Snow
      36°F HIGH
      28°F LOW

      Slight Chance Snow

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Alpine Enviroment

ALTITUDE

Above 8,000 feet, altitude illness affects 20 percent to 30 percent of visitors from low elevations to some degree   If you live at a lower elevation, you may tire more easily. Take it easy at first, plan short trips until you are acclimated and drink plenty of water. Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with high altitude. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty breathing. Those with one or more of these symptoms may have Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).   If the symptoms do not subside shortly, a doctor should be called.
Upon arrival in this area, take it easy for the first day or two. Drink two or three times more water or fluid than usual. Limit alcohol consumption for two or three days and minimize caffeine intake. Limit salty foods and increase carbohydrate consumption. Most importantly, listen to your body. Do not push the limits of your physical capabilities.

SUN PROTECTION

At 9,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than at sea level. We recommend sunscreen with a protection factor of 15 or higher, as well as eye protection.

LIGHTNING AND THUNDERSTORMS

Brief afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains. When you see a storm developing, return to the front of the mountain or seek shelter. Precautions include keeping off ridge tops and staying clear of chairlift houses and towers, power lines, open ski runs, lone trees and signposts. Lifts may close on occasion, due to weather. Please take this into consideration.

ADEQUATE CLOTHING

Be aware, mountain weather changes quickly and there is usually at least a temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the mountain.

 

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