Aspen resorts could see up to 12 inches of snow Tuesday night through Wednesday morning | AspenTimes.com

Aspen resorts could see up to 12 inches of snow Tuesday night through Wednesday morning

Staff report

More snow is expected to fall in Aspen tonight and Wednesday morning, with as much as 12 inches possible, according to some forecasts.

AspenWeather.net forecasters predict 5 to 8 inches of snow at area ski resorts by Wednesday morning, and 3 to 6 inches in town.

Favored mountain slopes throughout the region could see up to 1 foot of snow, according to the National Weather Service's area forecast discussion.

Opensnow.com, a Colorado powder-forecasting site, predicts up to 12 inches for the "luckiest areas in the central and northern mountains that are favored by west, west-northwest, and northwest winds." Aspen is one of those areas.

"On late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, the wind direction will switch to blow from the west, west-northwest, and northwest," Open Snow's forecast reads. "This will favor the central mountains around Irwin, Aspen, Sunlight, Powderhorn, and up through the I-70 corridor up to Steamboat, Winter Park, RMNP, and Cameron pass."