On The Hill: New snow and an empty mountain make for a nice little Tuesday morning
VIDEO: Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley awoke to a nice little pile of snow this morning, with 2″ being reported at Aspen and Snowmass. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson skis Buckhorn and North American on Aspen Mountain and finds the new snow to by light and fluffy.
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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 2″ in the past 24 hours, 2″ in 48 hours and 2″ in the last 7 days. High of 36°, low of 7°.
ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: Aspen Mountain has been showing a thinning base as the result of the mini-drought that we have been under for several weeks, so this new snow will definitely help. It was nice and soft almost all of the way down the mountain, but beware of the Nell, where slick surfaces require real edges.
Visibility is variable as the storm moves through. It was snowing and cloudy up top, but bright and sunny down in town at the end of the run, with very little wind. It was cold though, so it might be a good day to consider a puffy underlayer.
LIFT LINE STATUS: Pick your own gondola
LISTENING TO: Taj Mahal “Lovin in my Baby’s Arms”
SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:
- Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.
- Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. South wind around 5 mph.
- Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
- Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1. North wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
- Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
- Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
- Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
- Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.
- Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
- Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15.
- Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
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