The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning currently in effect until today at midnight, February 5 at 12 AM MST. Please take proper precautions and be prepared when traveling up to Vail 2015. For more weather information please visit the National Weather Service at www.weather.gov.
Just a reminder, race fans are encouraged to arrive early to have the best chance for a seat in the stands, seating is limited at the Red Tail Stadium.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO 349 AM MST WED FEB 4 2015 COZ010-041900- /O.CON.KGJT.WS.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150205T0700Z/ GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL 349 AM MST WED FEB 4 2015 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT... * TIMING...SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES...CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF THIS EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 8000 FEET WITH UPWARDS OF 18 INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS SURROUNDING AVON... VAIL...AND VAIL PASS. * SNOW LEVEL...NEAR THE MOUNTAIN BASES. SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH RAIN AT TIMES BELOW 8000 FEET. * WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH. NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AT WIND EXPOSED LOCATIONS AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE. * IMPACTS...MOUNTAIN ROADS AND PASSES WILL BE SNOWPACKED AND ICY. STRONG GUSTY WINDS OVER EXPOSED RIDGES AND ABOVE TIMBERLINE WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OVER MOUNTAIN PASSES WITH NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.