On The Hill: Stout winds on Ajax shelve Silver Queen Gondola
March 30, 2014
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Aspen official report: 0″ of new snow overnight, 0″ in the past 48 hours, and 23″ in the past week.
Aspen Times field report: Strong winds in excess of 50 mph have put a hold on the Silver Queen Gondola. The Nell lift and 1A are your best bets up Ajax. Things are pretty slushy down below.
Liftline status: Hardly any lines, but not much skiing at the Nell either.
Snowcast: The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the surrounding area through Monday at 9am. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 9pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. There looks to be a chance of rain and snow through Thurday evening.
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