Winter not over yet in Aspen |

Winter not over yet in Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Winter in Aspen isn’t over yet. Local slopes picked up more than 2 feet of snow from a winter storm that departed Monday and more is on the way, though resorts will likely measure the coming snowfall in inches, not feet.

Snow showers are forecast Wednesday night and Thursday in Aspen and Snowmass, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and highs of 25 to 35 on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A 50 percent chance of snow showers persists Thursday night, but partly sunny skies are expected Friday and Saturday, with only a 20 percent chance of snow and daytime highs of 35 to 45.

The weather service is calling for a 40 percent chance of snow on Saturday night and forecasters are watching another weather system that could move into western Colorado early next week, according to the weather service.

March went out like a lion in Aspen ” the slopes of both Snowmass and Aspen Highlands picked up 26 inches between Saturday and the wee hours of Tuesday, according to the Aspen Skiing Co.’s daily, morning reports. Aspen Mountain picked up an even 2 feet and Buttermilk was boasting 19 inches from three days of snowfall.

No new snow was reported over the past 24 hours in the Skico’s report on Wednesday morning.

Last weekend’s storm system also brought a rush of unseasonably cold air to the mountains. Temperatures in Aspen hovered near zero early Tuesday morning, on the heels of an overnight low of 1 above, according to the weather service. The low temperature on Tuesday night in Aspen was a more reasonable 24 degrees.

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