Bluebird Snow Report: 2/24/21

Here’s the latest from the mountain!

Base Depth: 58″
Past 7-Day Snow Total: 6″
Current Conditions: Packed Powder, Wind Drift

Skin Tracks Open: Continental Divide, Elkhide Uptrack, Lost in the Woodwards, Meat Hill, Ruder’s Ridge, West Bowl

Downhill Zones Open: The Bearclaw Meadows, Hundred Acre Woods, Meat Hill, Ruder’s Ridge, Skyline, Ursa Major, West Bowl, The Whumphing Willows

Last week, Bear Mountain saw flurries of snow almost every day, but did not pick up the accumulation we were hoping for. The cloudy skies and blowing winds kept the snow fluffy and light however, with endless refills on leeward slopes and in the trees.

After a relatively calm, clear Wednesday and Thursday, low pressure moves back in for the weekend with chances of snow Friday – Sunday. With the active weather pattern will come consistent westerly winds, gusting up to 30mph at times. Daytime highs will be in the mid 20s, with nights dropping into the single digits.

Thanks to our Ski Patrol, Operations Team, and recent snowfall, look for new terrain openings on The Far Side this weekend!

Photo: Jeff Woodward

Bluebird Snow Report: 2/17/21

Here’s the latest from the mountain!

Base Depth: 58″
Past 7-Day Snow Total: 27″
Current Conditions: Powder, Wind Drift

Skin Tracks Open: Continental Divide, Elkhide Uptrack, Lost in the Woodwards, Meat Hill, Ruder’s Ridge, West Bowl

Downhill Zones Open: The Bearclaw Meadows, Hundred Acre Woods, Meat Hill, Ruder’s Ridge, Skyline, Ursa Major, West Bowl, The Whumphing Willows

It seems like winter is finally here to stay at Bear Mountain, and let us tell you, it’s DEEP!

Last week’s storm system came in warm with lots of moisture, greatly improving skiing and riding conditions especially in the trees. The storm departed on a colder note, only after leaving a fluffy layer of northern Colorado’s finest powder on top of the wetter snow.

Through Friday looks chilly, with lows in the single digits and highs not topping 20 degrees during the day. Saturday and Sunday will see slightly higher temps, reaching into the mid 20s. Winds from the southwest and west will pick back up on Thursday a.m., and continue to gust up to 30mph through the weekend, though the trees are holding snow nicely.

The active weather pattern looks to keep up into the weekend, with steady flurries through Sunday. Bear Mountain should pick up another 5–8 inches, and hopefully the new snow will bring us closer to opening the entire mountain. See you out there!

Photos: Brendan McCue

Bluebird Snow Report: 2/10/21

Here’s the latest from the mountain!

Base Depth: 45″
Past 7-Day Snow Total: 40″
Current Conditions: Powder

NEW Skin Tracks Open: Continental Divide, Elkhide Uptrack, Ruder’s Ridge

NEW Downhill Zones Open: The Bearclaw Meadows, Ruder’s Ridge, Skyline, Ursa Major

Hello February! We had a great week of snow at Bluebird. Thursday and Friday we saw 6″ each day and woke up to 15 light fluffy inches on Saturday. Plus another 13 inches on Sunday, for a storm total of 40″ — perhaps the most of any ski area in the state.

With good skier compaction and snow falling most of the weekend, the mountain is well-covered and riding great. We were able to treat our guests to new lines and fresh pow on directed tours of the north face of Bear Mountain on Monday. This new zone doubles our open acreage and adds far more challenging terrain. The north face is expected to be fully open starting tomorrow, Thursday 2/11 and through most of the season. Wind on Sunday night stiffened some north-facing slopes, but the trees have preserved the snow quite nicely in this area.

The forecast is smiling at us again this coming week. Snow started falling Tuesday afternoon, and we expect a nice fresh coat before opening again on Thursday. The weather pattern that has been benefiting the southern mountains in January is giving the Northern mountains its due. The forecast gets even better for the weekend with mild temps and snow Friday and Saturday. Hallelujah.

Bluebird Snow Report: 2/3/21

Here’s the latest from the mountain!

Base Depth: 33″
Past 7-Day Snow Total: 9″
Current Conditions: Powder

Skin Tracks Open: Lost in the Woodwards, Meat Hill, West Bowl

Downhill Zones Open: The Hundred Acre Woods, Meat Hill, The Shire, Slumpy Ridge, The Whumphing Willows (New!)

February is here, and here comes the snow! We have been anxiously awaiting the next storm, forecasted to hit the state and especially our Northern Mountains. The storm should arrive today and ramp up Thursday night. After the initial blast, the storm continues over the Northern Mountains all the way through Sunday.

The storm is forecasted to come in rather warm and exit cold , just the way we like it (right side up!). Wednesday’s high is forecasted to be in the low 30s while Thursday’s high temp will hover around 15 degrees. Snow is in the forecast every day with impressive numbers accumulating over the duration of the storm. Yay!

Last week Bluebird Backcountry’s guests were treated to a great mix of powder, sunshine, and great riding. We are constantly evaluating new terrain in an effort to provide the very best experience possible.

Photo: Doug McLennan

Photo: Danielle Maxey

Photo: Jeff Woodward