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Another winter storm set to bring snow to Aspen

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The final week of the ski season at Aspen and Snowmass could bring yet another round of powder shots. The area is again under a winter storm warning, and the National Weather Service is calling for 8 to 16 inches of new snow by Wednesday morning.

Strong winds, blowing snow and hazardous travel are likely as a storm sweeps across eastern Utah and into western Colorado Monday night, according to the weather service.

Snow and blowing snow are expected Monday night, with 5 to 10 inches of accumulation and wind gusts to around 30 mph. Another 5 to 10 inches of snow is forecast on Tuesday, with highs in the 20s. Snow will continue Tuesday night, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, and snow is likely Wednesday, with another inch of accumulation expected, according to the weather service. Highs of 25 to 35 are forecast on Wednesday.

Partly cloudy skies are expected Thursday though Saturday, with highs of 45 to 55.

A storm that blew into western Colorado late last week deposited a foot of snow at Snowmass over a 24-hour period, according to the ski area’s Friday morning report. On Monday, the Aspen Skiing Co. reported 5 inches of new snow at Snowmass over the past 48 hours and 29 inches over the past seven days.

Aspen Mountain had 3 inches over the past 48 hours and 16 inches over the past seven days.

Closing day at Aspen Mountain and Snowmass is April 11, though Aspen Mountain is scheduled to reopen for the two subsequent weekends, April 17-18 and April 24-25. Sunday was closing day at Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk.


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