Multiple powder days expected in Summit County next week |

Multiple powder days expected in Summit County next week

Skiers carve up one of the runs at Copper Mountain Resort in winter 2017-18. Two storms next week are expected to bring powder to Summit County.
Tripp Fay / Copper Mountain Resort

FRISCO — Summit County and most of the state’s mountains will be receiving Ullr’s blessings this upcoming week as powerful storm systems are expected to cover most of the Rockies in a thick, fluffy blanket of white. meteorologist Joel Gratz has high confidence in storms moving through Summit County and the central mountains Monday, with anywhere from 6-15 inches expected from Monday morning into Tuesday morning, with Tuesday presenting the best and deepest snow for powderhounds.

“This storm will make a direct hit on Colorado, which means that all mountains should see moderate-to-significant snow totals,” Gratz wrote in his daily snow forecast.

After that system passes, another storm is expected to move through the area from Wednesday night into next weekend with more than 10 inches expected to pile up when all is said and done.

For the week of Valentine’s Day from Feb. 10-14, Gratz sees a possibility for another storm to blow through, but given how far out that is, it’s too early to nail down. If that prophecy does come true, it will be the first consecutive-week snow pattern in the area since last season.

As is always the case with snowstorms in the High Country, expect delays or closures on Interstate 70 and other roads across the mountains throughout the week.

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