More fluff for Aspen |

More fluff for Aspen

Janet Urquhart/The Aspen TimesA lone skier makes his way through downtown Aspen Tuesday morning. Light snow overnight added another layer of fluff to town.

ASPEN – Aspenites found a couple of fresh inches of light, dry power coating the slopes and everything else Tuesday morning, while residents in the mid- and lower Roaring Fork Valley were shoveling 3 to 5 inches of fluff.

For the record, Aspen Mountain reported 2 inches of new snow over the past 24 hours on Tuesday morning, while Snowmass picked up an inch. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk, though they are not yet open, also received an inch of new snow, according to the Aspen Skiing Co. Highlands opens Friday and Buttermilk makes its season debut Saturday.

Across the state, Steamboat was the big winner with 8 inches in its morning report. Telluride picked up 3 inches, but reported 9 inches over the previous 48 hours.

Elsewhere, Vail reported 6 inches over the past 24 hours on Tuesday morning including 3 inches overnight, Keystone had 5 inches in the past 24 hours and Beaver Creek had 4. Crested Butte reported 3 inches, as did Copper Mountain and Breckenridge.

In Aspen, temperatures are expected to warm up a bit starting Wednesday after a cold, snowy week so far. The potential for more snow returns to the forecast with the coming weekend.

Avalanche danger in the Aspen backcountry was rated as considerable Tuesday for slopes facing north through southeast near and above treeline. It was moderate in other areas, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

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