Ski resorts report 5-9 inches of new snow overnight |

Ski resorts report 5-9 inches of new snow overnight

Skiers and riders enjoy the 5 inches of new snow that fell Saturday night into Sunday morning at Keystone Ski Resort.
Special to the Daily / Vail Resorts |

Summit County saw moderate snowfall overnight Saturday continuing into Sunday morning as a low-pressure system produced a few inches for the low-lying areas and more at higher elevations.

Four nearby ski resorts — Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Loveland — all reported 5 inches of fresh snow before the wintry storm gave way to clear skies and warming temperatures mid-morning.

At the same time, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area reportered 4 inches of new powder — and full parking lots a couple hours later — while Vail Mountain in Eagle County led all of them with 9 inches.

The snowstorm prompted the Colorado Department of Transportation to put traction laws into effect on Interstate 70 between Silverthorne and Georgetown early Sunday morning. The rush of morning traffic was slowed, but the state has since rescinded the requirements.

State officials also closed Loveland Pass with avalanche-reduction work scheduled to begin at daybreak. CDOT has since reopened the pass.

Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high in the low 50s.

The next chance for more precipitation is Tuesday evening into Wednesday.

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