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A fresh coat

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Snowmass picked up 4 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours, as light snow fell in Aspen and Snowmass off and on, Saturday.

The Aspen Skiing Co. also reported 3 inches of new snow at Aspen Highlands, and an inch at Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk in its Sunday morning report.

The light snowfall added to the bountiful base on local slopes ” 117 inches at the top of Aspen Highlands and 99 inches at Snowmass. The base at the top of Aspen Mountain measures 71 inches; Buttermilk is sporting a 68-inch base up top.

Sunday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies, highs of 25 to 35, and a 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly sunny skies are expected Monday, with highs of 25 to 35, according to the National Weather Service.

The biggest chance for snow this week, according to the weather service, is on Wednesday, when a 50 percent chance of snow is forecast.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for the Aspen zone on Sunday, March 9:

The avalanche danger is considerable on NE-E-SE aspects steeper than 35 degrees above treeline. West and northwest winds have created some soft slabs on these aspects. The danger is moderate on slopes that are less steep, on S-SW-W-NW-N aspects at all elevations and on all aspects near and below treeline. Human-triggered avalanches remain possible on those slopes.

Go to http://avalanche.state.co.us/ for the full report and information on conditions statewide.


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