Some call it the ‘March Miracle’. Others simply embrace it with a sigh of relief.

This week, a storm is expected to dump over 3 feet of snow at Mammoth, June and other areas of California, said OpenSnow forecaster Joel Gratz. It’s great news for ski resorts in the Golden State that are facing a dry, warm winter and those that could be in the line of fire this summer.

It’s also good news for Colorado mountains.

Though the Western Slope won’t be able to boast 40+ inches like Mammoth, Colorado mountains are likely to receive a chunk of California’s storm starting Thursday afternoon. Gratz expects the storm should drop 3 to 6 inches both between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning and Saturday night and Sunday, for a total of 6 to 12 inches.

Best chances for powder across the state should be Friday and Sunday, with the highest totals Friday in the Aspen area. Sunday’s snow totals are relatively uniform across the state and also may roll over into Monday.

“It’s possible that, if Sunday’s batch of snow moves a bit more slowly, we could see powder for first chair on Monday morning as well, so keep that on your radar,” Gratz said.

For Gratz’s full forecast, head to OpenSnow’s Colorado report.

To read this post in its entirety, check it out on the Colorado Springs Gazette.


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