• San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast and Snow/Water from 2-26-15

    19 hours ago.

    Scattered light snow showers develop later today/tonight as the latest moisture over eastern Utah moves overhead. There will be a small break in the snowy weather early tomorrow for a few hours. Later in the day, the storm that’s being…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ 2/25/15

    3 days ago.

    The next few days, unorganized northwest flow will predominantly affect the northern and central Colorado mountains and the north side of the San Juans. Our mountains will see overflow effect from this flow in the form of wind, clouds and…

  • SNOW! It's Back!

    5 days ago.

    The "drought." We've all been talking about it. Telluride enjoyed a great early snowfall. The mountain opened with good coverage, then got more snow so the Christmas rush was beautifully served. And then... Long-time locals weren't surprised to have dry…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~ 1/22/15

    5 days ago.

    Snow has begun early this morning in the southern San Juans… The trough I’ve been describing being carved out across the desert southwest is deforming back to the west drawing in warm Pacific moisture feeding the snow machine for today.…

  • Snow Sunday: Living Without Snow

    6 days ago.

    It’s a been a strange world this winter living without snow. Most directly, no new snow has limited activities such as skiing and Nordic skiing. As Jesse McTigue cleverly illustrated in last week’s Snow Sunday, there can be a kind…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~ 2/19/15

    1 week ago.

    I don’t want to say this too loudly, but indicators are pointing to a pattern change for the next seven to ten days. Tonight and tomorrow we’ll see invading clouds from the north with cooling temperatures, bringing a weekend storm…

  • Outing the Outlaw Spirit: Ski Burn Brings It!

    1 week ago.

    Note: This is the first of what we hope will be a series of posts and images by long-time local Ingrid Lundahl, author of “Telluride: The Outlaw Spirit of a Colorado Town.” Most know Ingrid as a talented photographer, but…

  • Snow Sunday: The 8-Step Drought Cycle

    1 week ago.

    When it doesn’t snow for an elongated period in Telluride, there is an established and predictable set of emotional stages, not much different than the five stages of bereavement, that the local ski bum must endure. Although these stages have…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast ~~ 1/29/15

    4 weeks ago.

    The storm for the next few days is an upper-level trough hovering along the California coast. A closed-low will form along the Mexico/Arizona border tomorrow night. It will then move down south along the Baja Peninsula before lifting and moving…

  • Snow Sunday: Climbing Mountain Quail with Teenagers

    4 weeks ago.

    To be honest, at the start, there wasn’t very much enthusiasm about hiking up Mountain Quail, a ski run perched at the outer edge of Telluride’s Black Iron Bowl. It sits at roughly 12,500 feet and is only reached after…

  • Telluride Mountain Club: Promotes BCA Link Radios in Backcountry

    1 month ago.

    In an effort to increase backcountry safety protocols, the Telluride Mountain Club promotes the use of Backcountry Access Link Radios. Over the past 20 years, Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) has been fighting to keep access open to Bear Creek, some…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report ~~ Monday, 1/12/15

    1 month ago.

    The San Juans are currently between storms with partly cloudy skies and warming temperatures, but by this afternoon an upper level low pressure trough currently forming in the Great Basin will move into western Colorado and mix with moisture flowing…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report, 1/10/2015

    1 month ago.

    Clouds are beginning to move into the 4-corners this morning ahead of the next San Juan storm. By later tonight/Sunday morning scattered snow showers will increase as an upper level trough moves into the mountains. With a lack of strong…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Forecast~~UPDATE~~ Sunday. 12/21/2014

    2 months ago.

    PRECIP WILL START SUNDAY MORNING BEFORE BECOMING MORE STEADY NOON ONWARDS WITH THE HEAVIEST PRECIP EXPECTED FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. SOME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE A FOOT TO OVER 2 FEET OF SNOW FOR THE PARK/GORE AND ELKHEAD MTNS MAINLY…

  • Snow Sunday: The First Arc

    2 months ago.

    As parents, we’re supposed to document it all. Her first word, her first tooth, her first step, and if you’re a former ski racer: her first arc. That’s right. The first time she actually arcs her ski using legitimate shin-to-tongue,…

  • San Juan Mountains Weather Report~~Tuesday, December 16, 2014

    2 months ago.

    Clouds presently moving into southwest Colorado that may bring a few inches of snow to the higher elevations but a better chance tomorrow for moisture in the high country. A large low pressure trough containing several shortwaves will affect the…