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Aspen slopes boasting fresh snow

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Fresh fluff greeted skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes at Aspen/Snowmass on Friday. Snowmass picked up 7 inches of new snow overnight and Aspen Mountain received 6 inches.

Aspen Highlands also received a 6-inch coat of freshies, and Buttermilk measured 5 inches of new snow, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.’s Friday morning snow report.

Snowfall at the four local ski areas was tops in the state, with most other Colorado ski resorts reporting overnight snow totals of 2 to 4 inches. Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs recorded 1 inch of new snow.



More than 375 inches of new snow has fallen at Aspen/Snowmass since November, according to the Skico. Aspen Highlands has a 126-inch base on top, Snowmass has a 109 inches at its summit and Aspen Mountain boasts a 78-inch base on top. Buttermilk is sporting a 74-inch base at its summit.

Steamboat, which received 4 inches of new snow overnight, sent out a blast e-mail on Friday morning boasting a 74-inch midmountain base and 97 inches at the summit. The resort is already assured of breaking its season snow record of 447.75 inches, set in 1996-’97, according to Steamboat Ski Resort.




Partly sunny skies are forecast Friday in Aspen, with highs of 25 to 35 and a 40 percent chance of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Friday night and Saturday bring a 30 percent chance of snow, though partly sunny skies are expected Saturday with highs of 25 to 35.

Sunday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 30s.

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