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Storm could bring foot of snow to Aspen slopes

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A winter storm making its way into Colorado could dump a foot of snow or more on areas of the Western Slope, according to forecasters.

The Aspen area is under a winter storm warning through midnight Tuesday and the National Weather Service is predicting 10 to 20 inches of snow, with the heavier amounts falling to the southwest, in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Blowing and drifting snow on mountain passes is likely, the service warned. The snow is expected to start falling Monday night.

Mostly sunny skies return to Aspen’s forecast on Wednesday, the weather service said.

The bloggers at are predicting 9 to 12 inches on local ski slopes by Tuesday evening, 4 to 7 inches in downtown Aspen, and 2 to 5 inches in the midvalley. They, too, are forecasting drier conditions Wednesday, then periods of snow again on Thursday and Thursday night.