A foot of fresh stuff for some of Minnesota

Areas across Minnesota could see up to a foot of snow thanks to the enormous storm hitting the area today (Monday.)

At Welch Village (my home mountain) OpenSnow projects between eight and 12 inches to fall by the end of the day, with the possibility of one to two more inches overnight. This will make for great late tracks Monday. (UPDATE: Monday at 3:55 p.m., Welch Village announced it will close between 6 and 7 p.m. after opening at 3 p.m. due to road closures in the area.)

National Weather Service graphic depicting expected totals across Southern Minnesota on Jan. 22, 2018.

Here’s a look around some other areas in the track of the storm:

Trollhaugen (WI) – 3-5″ today

Mount Kato (MN) – 9-13″ today with another 1″ possible overnight

Hyland (MN) – 5-9″ today with another 1″ possible overnight

Coffee Mill (MN) – 7-11″ today with another 1-3″ possible overnight

Afton Alps (MN) – 6-10″ today with another 1-3″ possible overnight

Buck Hill (MN) – 6-10″ today with another 1-2″ possible overnight

Travel Safely

If you are heading to your favorite hill today, take it slow. Here in Rice County, MN (where I’m based), the Sheriff has asked folks not to take to their vehicles for the day.

If you are going to chase your turns this afternoon, make sure you first check with the area to make sure they are open. Then, check the roads to make sure you get there and back safely.

National Weather Service Conditions report for Southern Minnesota storm on Jan. 22, 2018.

I would urge all of you chasing this dump to give yourself a ton of time. They don’t cater the roads to skiers in the Midwest like they will for the resorts out west.


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