Snowmass, Aspen score big in Friday’s snowfall |

Snowmass, Aspen score big in Friday’s snowfall

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The snow gods favored Aspen and Snowmass on Friday.

Snowmass reported 11 inches of new snow on Saturday morning ” tops in the state. Aspen Mountain picked up 9 inches over the past 24 hours, according to its morning report, and Beaver Creek matched that total.

Aspen Highlands reported 5 inches, as did Buttermilk. At the other end of the Roaring Fork Valley, though, Sunlight Mountain Resort picked up just an inch.

The snow began falling hard Friday morning in Aspen and continued throughout the day before moving out.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies in the morning, and partly sunny skies in the afternoon, with highs in the 20s, according to the National Weather Service. Skiers who hit the slopes first thing in the morning may want to bundle up ” wind-chill readings of 1 to 11 below are forecast.

The weather service is calling for partly sunny skies with highs of 25 to 35 on Sunday and into next week.

Snowfall totals at resorts around Colorado, reported Saturday morning for the prior 24 hours, shaped up like this:

Arapahoe Basin 1

Aspen Highlands 5

Aspen Mountain 9

Beaver Creek 9

Breckenridge 5

Buttermilk 5

Copper Mountain 3

Crested Butte 3

Durango 0

Keystone 5

Loveland 2

Powderhorn 7

Snowmass 11

Steamboat 6

Sunlight 1

Telluride 5

Vail 8

Winter Park 2

Wolf Creek 1

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