Snow piling up at Aspen, Snowmass
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Snowmass was boasting 16 inches of fresh snow by noon on Monday ” 7 more inches than it had at about 5:30 a.m., thanks to the winter storm that bowled into Colorado on Sunday and continued to dump snow on Monday.
Aspen Highlands has received a foot of snow over the past 24 hours, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.’s noon snow report ” up from 6 inches at about 5:30 a.m. Aspen Mountain reported 5 inches at 5:30 a.m. and 10 inches by shortly after noon. Buttermilk had 8 inches of fresh stuff by noon.
Aspen and Snowmass are apparently situated in a swath of some of the heaviest snowfall from the storm so far. For the most part, only the ski resorts in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado have fared better from the weather system.
Telluride in southwestern Colorado picked up 11 inches by mid-morning Monday. Wolf Creek in southwestern Colorado reported 31 inches of new snow over a 24-hour period at about 9:15 a.m. on Monday and Durango, in southern Colorado, reported 18 inches of fresh stuff
Elsewhere, Crested Butte, over the mountains to the south of Aspen, reported 16 inches of new snow early Monday, and Powderhorn, outside of Grand Junction in far western Colorado, had 11 inches of new snow by early Monday.
Vail was reporting 5 inches of new snow early Monday; Sunlight Mountain Resort outside of Glenwood Springs had 7 inches; Steamboat reported 4 inches; and Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain all reported 2 inches from the storm on Monday morning.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the Elk Mountains surrounding Aspen and Snowmass. Total accumulations of 1 to 2 feet can be expected before it’s over, and nearly 3 feet of new snow is possible on some west-facing slopes, according to the National Weather Service.
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