Finally " snow!
January 5, 2007
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” After a two-week dry spell, local slopes are sporting fresh snow today.
The Aspen Skiing Co. was reporting 4 to 6 inches of new snow overnight, but snow ontinued to fall Friday morning and an Aspen Times correspondent at Buttermilk said it looked more like 10 inches of fresh stuff on top.
An Aspen Times staffer reported 9 inches atop Aspen Mountain by the time the lifts opened, with deeper caches in the drifts and the trees.
Sunlight Mountain Resort outside of Glenwood Springs was reporting 10 new inches Friday morning.
Vail and Breckenridge were reporting 6 new inches, while Steamboat Springs and Copper Mountain recorded 8 inches overnight. Crested Butte picked up 5 inches.
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The storm appears to be bypassing the resorts in southern Colorado. Wolf Creek was reporting no new snow Friday morning, while Telluride had 2 inches.
It was the ski areas of Aspen/Snowmass that were bypassed entirely last weekend, while a winter storm dumped up to three feet in the foothills of Colorado’s Front Range and Denver struggled through its second blizzard in as many weeks.
Denver residents escaping to the slopes found snowy, icy and slushy conditions on Interstate 70 Friday morning, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Chain laws were in effect for commercial vehicles and buses at both the Eisenhower Tunnel and on Vail Pass. For up-to-date road conditions, go to http://www.cotrip.org.