Aspen, Snowmass report 8 inches |

Aspen, Snowmass report 8 inches

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Aspen and Snowmass both picked up 8 inches of much-needed new snow Saturday and Saturday night, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.’s Sunday morning snow report. Aspen Highlands saw 5 inches of fresh stuff while Buttermilk also gained 8 inches.

The storm peaked right on top of Aspen/Snowmass, according to “It’s probably one out of every 15 events where everything happens to perfection like it did yesterday afternoon and evening,” the local weather bloggers concluded. They’re calling for a chance of snow again Wednesday.

Around the state, most resorts reported fresh snow in the 5- to 8-inch range. Tiny Echo Mountain on the Front Range picked up 9 inches, as did Beaver Creek, but ski areas in southwest Colorado came up short this time. Wolf Creek reported 1 inch and Telluride had 4 inches. Durango reported no new snow.

Elsewhere, Vail and Copper Mountain both reported 8 inches, Steamboat had 6 inches of fresh stuff, and Crested Butte and Powderhorn both reported 5 inches. Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs picked up 4 inches.

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