Snow keeps coming in Aspen |

Snow keeps coming in Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Chad Spangler/Post IndependentA skier finds fresh powder Saturday morning at Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs. Sunlight boasted the most new snow in the state early Saturday with 7 inches. More snow is headed for Sunlight, and Aspen/Snowmass, on Monday.

ASPEN ” Aspen kept its snowfall streak alive ” just barely ” on Sunday and, with a winter storm warning in effect starting Monday morning, the snow should keep on coming.

The Aspen Skiing Co. reported 2 inches of new snow at Snowmass on Sunday morning, and 1 inch at Aspen Mountain. No new snow was reported at Highlands and Buttermilk, though. The Skico has reported freshies on the slopes each day since Sunday, Dec. 14, thanks to a series of storms sweeping through Colorado.

The next one is set up to hit Monday. A winter storm warning is in effect for the mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass starting Monday at 5 a.m. Snow is likely to continue through late Tuesday and the National Weather Service is calling for 8 to 16 inches of new snow, with locally higher amounts possible.

With the snow will come a slight easing of the brutal cold that has settled over Colorado this weekend. The low in Aspen Saturday night was 2 below, but the wind chill made it feel far colder.

Sunday’s forecast calls for highs of 15 to 25, but with wind-chill readings of 7 to 17 below in the morning. About an inch of snow is expected Sunday night.

On Monday, the weather service is calling for 1 to 3 inches of snow and highs of 25 to 35. Another 4 to 7 inches is expected Monday night with lows of zero to 10 above. Tuesday’s forecast calls for an additional 3 to 5 inches of snow, with highs of 10 to 20.

Around the state, most ski areas were reporting only an inch or two of new snow Sunday, if any, though Vail and Monarch Mountain each picked up 4 inches. Sunlight Mountain Resort outside Glenwood Springs reported 3 inches, as did Beaver Creek, Crested Butte and Winter Park.

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