I'm not out of town, but am unable to ski today. Hence, yesterday's storm became a clear overproducer, generating 11 inches on the Collins stake through 8 AM this morning.
If you love cold smoke, this is your snow. Total water was only 0.56 inches, yielding a water content of about 5%. Wear a buff or something to cover your face. Temps are around 10ºF at 8500 feet and below zero at 11,000 feet.
This storm reminds me a bit of New Year's Eve 2010, when a super cold storm produced great touring conditions.
However, it was several degrees colder than today. I remember that day well as we did over 6,000 vertical feet of climbing and I don't think I ever took my puffy jacket off. Taking a significant break wasn't an option. We would stop, chug some water and have a quick bite, and get moving again.
This could be it for several days as the NAEFS shows little action over the next few days, then we will have to see.