MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — It’s Christmas weekend and the weather outside is frightful and frosty. According to Meteorologist Chris Knoll, there’s a slight chance Mother Nature will let it snow.
“What we can expect? Well, we will have a few warning snow showers over closer towards the mountains for Christmas Day,” Certified Meteorologist Chris Knoll forecasts, “After Christmas, we will see another shower is going into Sunday and, as we move in the next week, we will see several weak winter weather systems move in and give some rain to snow chances all throughout next week.”
If you have some free time before Christmas supper, Powderhorn Ski Resort got surprise snowflakes so visibility is nothing but the white stuff.
Not needing snow machines on Christmas may be the best gift staff could have asked for.
“This is exactly what every skier in snowboarder ask for for Christmas and a bunch of snow,” Powderhorn Ski Resort Marketing Director Ryan Robinson phrases, “We had 7 inches as of the 5am snow report this morning, it’s been snowing all day, and it looks like there’s lots more to come this week. We’re opening additional terrain; we’re opening the West End lift and lots more trails over on that side of the mountain, so this is just a perfect Christmas present for us.”
Guests already have plans and traditions to tackle on the mountain this holiday weekend where getting a white Christmas, all-natural, feels like a miracle.
“It’s wonderful having a white Christmas, especially in Colorado,” Skiing Santas Kyle & Samantha Muhr express, “It’s nice to see all the mountains being so nice and pretty. It’s a Christmas miracle.”
The fun does not stop there. Powderhorn is bringing back a tradition to end its year merry and bright.
“The Torchlight Parade and the firework show are back on for this year,” Robinson announces, “We do that pretty early in the evening and still get home to their New Year’s Eve parties. At about six o’clock, starting after the lifts close, we’ll have torchlight parade and then the fireworks go off about 6 o’clock and we’re looking forward to it.”
Per tradition, the Torchlight Parade and fireworks are free of charge to enjoy. it all happens on New Year’s Eve.
At this point, people are wishing others the same thing they want: ” MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!”