Just a reminder that online registration closes on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon today.
Last minute registration – Fri. Feb. 22, 4-9 pm in the KW room of CMC’s new Climax Leadership Building. Directions here.
Here’s the weather report from NOAA and CAIC
Also, be sure to check out Toko’s waxing suggestings for the Loppet here.
NOAA FORECAST – Click here for latest weather update.
- Thursday A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
- Thursday night A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -5 and -10. West northwest wind around 10 mph.
- Friday A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
- Friday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Wind chill values between -5 and -15. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
- Saturday A 30 percent chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. West wind 10 to 15 mph.
- Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 6. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
- Sunday A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12. North northwest wind around 10 mph.
- Sunday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -1. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center – Weather Report
Loppet Note: We’re in the Sawatch Area Click here for latest update.
Morning Backcountry Weather Forecast for 11,000ft
Issued: 02/21/2013 7:32 AM by Brian Lazar
The main closed low is over New Mexico this morning with a smaller low in central Colorado. These two sub-systems are combining to pull in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and fuel some light snowfall over the eastern reaches of our mountains this morning. As these lows merge and move east, we will be left with some light orographic snowfall driven by northwesterly flow. You can expect 2 to 4 inches of additional snowfall today and another 1 to 3 inches overnight for most mountain areas. One or two weak shortwave troughs move over on Friday, adding another inch or few of snow by Saturday morning. A stronger low-pressure trough arrives Saturday night and models are indicating this could be a good snow producer with around 6 to 10 inches of new snow for most mountain areas by Sunday morning.
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Trail Update: The Mineral Belt Trail has been groomed and is ready to ski from Big Al’s Storage (east 12th street) down to the Dutch Henri Sledding Hill right off of Hwy 24. Conditions are fast and variable, keep an eye out for thin spots. A classic track has not yet been set, but hopefully with the next snow storm there will be enough of a base to set one in.
To be informed of current grooming conditions check Leadville Nordic’s updates here:
Update 2/24/12: Sunny today, cold last night, the course will be awesome! Online registration is closed for 44/22/10k. You can still sign up in person tonight (Friday) from 4-9 pm at the CMC Climax Moly Center. Check the registration page for info.
5k fun race registration is on site and will begin around 9:00, before the race starts at 10:30 or so.
Wax clinic tonight too! 6pm @ Cloud City Ski Hut, at the bottom of Dutch Henry hill. See the race info page for details/directions.