Steamboat: 10 inches, Aspen: zero |

Steamboat: 10 inches, Aspen: zero

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” It was still snowing in Aspen on Tuesday until mid-morning, but Wednesday’s snow report reflects no new snow on local slopes.

The Aspen Skiing Co. posted zeros on its 5:41 a.m. snow report for the past 24 hours.

Snow moved into western Colorado on Monday and Monday night; Aspen Highlands had 5 inches of new snow by Tuesday morning, but the storm didn’t linger at Aspen/Snowmass.

There was apparently plenty of snow yet to fall Tuesday at other resorts around the state, though.

Steamboat reported 10 inches of fresh stuff over the past 24 hours on Wednesday morning, Beaver Creek reported 6 inches and Vail picked up another 5 inches. Breckenridge claimed 3 inches and Copper Mountain reported 2 inches in its Wednesday morning report.

Snow returns to the Aspen/Snowmass forecast on Thursday and Friday. Snow is likely Friday, with blowing snow and accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado could get a foot or more of snow as a storm moves into the state on Thursday evening, according to the weather service.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center report for the Aspen zone on Wednesday, Jan. 23:

The avalanche danger is considerable on north, northeast, east, and southeast aspects near and above treeline. Upper snowpack slides involving reactive wind slabs and deep slab instabilities are the two concerns. Human-triggered avalanches are probable in these areas. The avalanche danger on all other aspects near and above treeline and all slopes below treeline is moderate. Human-triggered avalanches are still possible on these slopes as well.

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