Snow may herald final weekend for most ski areas
April 13, 2009
SUMMIT COUNTY ” Weather predictions call for snow later this week, and end-of-season skiers may get a decent dose of powder ” Copper Mountain, Breckenridge and Vail Mountain are closing Sunday. Keystone and Beaver Creek have already closed.
“There’s a pretty good chance that the mountains will get some snow this week,” said Kyle Fredin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Boulder. “It’s been a train of storm systems. Hopefully it dumps up there.”
Sun is predicted for Tuesday, with snow predicted to start Wednesday evening, Fredin said. The majority of snow will likely hit Thursday through Saturday. Snow-fall volume could not be predicted as of Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service’s forecast for Tuesday is a 50 percent chance of rain and snow before midnight and snow after midnight, with up to 2 inches of snow possible.
Rain and snow remain likely on Wednesday and into Thursday, the National Weather Service says.
After this weekend, skiers and boarders will still have a chance to get in late-season turns at Arapahoe Basin, scheduled to stay open into June, and Loveland, set to close in early May.
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The Vail Daily staff contributed to this report. Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.