Aspen/Snowmass slopes benefit from latest snowstorm |

Aspen/Snowmass slopes benefit from latest snowstorm

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Co.A skier hits the slopes of Aspen Highlands Tuesday, where 13 inches of new snow was reported before the lifts opened.

ASPEN ” Snowmass was sporting 7 inches of new snow Wednesday morning, thanks to a lingering snowstorm that left more than a foot of snow on local slopes this week.

Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands both picked up another 6 inches; Buttermilk had 4 inches in the morning snow report. Over the past 48 hours, Highlands collected 19 inches of new snow, and Snowmass picked up 14.

Elsewhere around Colorado, Vail and Beaver Creek reported 6 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours. Steamboat and Winter Park reported 5 inches, while Crested Butte and Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs picked up 4 inches. Telluride and Breckenridge had 2 inches on Wednesday morning.

A new storm is expected to track through the central mountains of western Colorado on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A winter storm watch has been issued for Thursday for the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen.

Up to a foot of additional snow is possible in the high country, along with gusty winds, according to the weather service.

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