Aspen snow report: the big zilch |

Aspen snow report: the big zilch

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The forecast wasn’t calling for a lot of snow in Aspen/Snowmass on Thursday; instead, local slopes didn’t get any.

The National Weather Service predicted 4 inches tops on Wednesday night and Thursday in the Aspen area, but for the second day in a row on Friday, the Aspen Skiing Co. posted zeros in its morning snow report. So did plenty of other ski resorts in western Colorado.

Steamboat, on the other hand, reported 7 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours as of early Friday. Winter Park picked up 4.5 inches, Loveland reported 3 inches and Arapahoe Basin picked up a couple of fresh inches. Keystone got 1 inch.

Joining Aspen/Snowmass in reporting zilch were Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs, Crested Butte, Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Telluride and Durango, among others.

Friday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies in Aspen in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy, along with highs of 35 to 45, according to the weather service.

There’s a 30 percent chance of snow in the forecast on Friday night and a chance of snow showers on Saturday. The best chance for snow comes Saturday night and Sunday, but accumulations of only 1 inch are forecast on Sunday.