On The Hill: Sunday freshies!
VIDEO: It has snowed every day for a week or so now in Aspen, leaving fat piles of fresh everywhere you turn. Aspen Times mountain correspondent Corby Anderson takes a powdery run down Ajax on a snowy Sunday afternoon aboard new/used (modern!) sticks and feels that special kind of mountain love when just the right gear and conditions meet.
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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 10″ in the past 24 hours, 14″ in 48 hours and 27″ in the last 7 days. High of 32°, low of 25°.
ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: The skiiing is pretty out of this world, and on a personal level, I have to say that I am STOKED to be on some modern (gently used) new skis today! It’s a whole new world out there boys and girls!
LIFT LINE STATUS: Midday gondola is pretty busy, so don’t expect your own bucket. But the line isn’t very long. Maybe a 2 minute wait.
LISTENING TO: Seventh Hour “Freshies”
SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:
- Today: Snow showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
- Tonight: Snow. Low around 25. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
- Monday: Snow likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
- Monday Night: Snow. Low around 23. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
- Tuesday: Snow. High near 29. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
- Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 5.
- Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
654 AM MST SUN MAR 01 2015
AVALANCHE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE SANGRE DE CRISTO, SOUTHERN SAN
JUAN AND NORTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, THE RUBY RANGE, AND THE WEST
ELK MOUNTAINS …
A STRONG WINTER STORM HAS DEPOSITED A FOOT OF NEW SNOW THUS FAR AND
PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL AND INCREASING WINDS ARE FORECAST FOR THE
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY
ON ALL STEEP SLOPES TODAY.
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL INTO OR BELOW AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME.
A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 3-3-15
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET... * LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF...ASPEN...VAIL...RIDGWAY. * TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... THOUGH THERE WILL ALSO BE LULLS IN THE ACTIVITY. THE BEST PERIODS FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL BE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. * SNOW ACCUMULATION...1 TO 2 FEET THROUGH MONDAY WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED ALONG SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES. * VISIBILITY...RESTRICTED AT TIMES IN SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * IMPACTS...TRAVEL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.
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