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Breaking into spring

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Spring break has arrived.

Skiers and riders who enjoyed blue skies and balmy temperatures on the slopes of Aspen/Snowmass on Sunday will find more of the same on Monday.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported no new snow over the past 24 hours ” or the past 48 hours for that matter ” in its Monday morning snow report, but conditions on the Big Burn at Snowmass on Sunday were sublime (says this Aspen Times source).



Monday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 50s and winds of 10 to 15 mph, with gusts of around 25 mph in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Mostly sunny skies on Tuesday morning will become partly sunny by afternoon, again with highs in the 50s, according to the weather service.




On Wednesday, partly sunny skies are expected with a 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon and evening, and a chance of snow after midnight. There is also a slight chance of snow in the forecast on Thursday morning, but with highs in the 40s later in the day. Friday’s forecast brings partly sunny skies and highs of 45 to 55, according to the weather service.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for the Aspen zone on Monday, March 24:

The avalanche danger is moderate on all aspects near and above treeline. Steep, wind loaded slopes facing N-NE-E-SE are the most suspect. Below treeline the danger will ride to moderate on all aspects as the sun and warm temperatures weaken the snowpack.

Go to http://avalanche.state.co.us/ for the full report and information on conditions statewide.