Valentine’s gift for the high country: Fresh powder |

Valentine’s gift for the high country: Fresh powder

Daily News staff report
Special to the Daily/Copper Mountain ResortThis dog got a face full of snow Saturday at Copper Mountain.

After being skunked on a number of recent storms, Summit County got a nice batch of fresh powder over the President’s Day Weekend. Some resorts reported almost a foot of new snow Sunday morning.

Snow should taper off later today, according to the National Weather Service. The next few days still contain a 20-30 percent chance for some more snow.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the avalanche danger for the Vail and Summity County zone is “considerable” on N-E-SW aspects. Pockets of “high” danger exist on steep wind-loaded slopes that face NE-E-SW and are near and above treeline. Elsewhere, the danger is “moderate.”

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