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Cuchara Mountain Resort

Cuchara Mountain Resort

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

139

Rank in
Region

65

Rank in
State

22

Best time for snow at
Cuchara Mountain Resort
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
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True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

88

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

137

Cuchara Mountain Resort is ranked No. 137 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

40.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

137

Cuchara Mountain Resort is ranked No. 137 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

88

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Cuchara Mountain Resort

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
76
score
62.6
Snow Quality
rank
88
score
56.5
Snow Volume
rank
137
score
42.5

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

932 ft

10180 ft
Base Elevation: 9248 ft

Slope Aspects

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A Few Words On The Snow

If you're waiting for a powder day at Cuchara Mountain Resort, then you might have a long wait. Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall, which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Cuchara Mountain Resort to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.

Skiing at Cuchara Mountain Resort is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can. It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska. With only 1.0% of months at Cuchara Mountain Resort getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to set up your powderhound shack.

Drought Potential

If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Cuchara Mountain Resort, you should temper your expectations. This is a place where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 40.0% of the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.

Getting to Cuchara Mountain Resort, if you're flying in

If you have to get on a plane and still spend more than three hours, in this case a full 195 minutes to get to Cuchara Mountain Resort, the payoff has to be big. We're here, hoping you get that bounty. Here's to snow at Cuchara Mountain Resort, and lots of it; may your gamble pay off!