Summit County sees fresh snow as part of statewide storms |

Summit County sees fresh snow as part of statewide storms

Summit County received several inches of fresh snow after the weekend's storms.
Ian Zinner/Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

All five local ski areas saw multiple inches of snowfall after the weekend’s storms. After a considerably dry February, the weather is expected to bring in at least 13 inches at each resort over the next five days, according to OpenSnow.

Loveland Ski Area woke up to 1.5 inches on Sunday, March 6. Keystone Resort and Copper Mountain Resort reported 3 inches, and Breckenridge Ski Resort and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area each received 1 inch.

Temperatures over the course of the week are expected to drop as well. Last week’s warmer weather topped into the 30s and 40s, but this week’s forecast is expected to stay in the mid-teens and drop into single-digits in the evenings.

“The next storm will be strong and will arrive during the middle of the upcoming week,” OpenSnow meteorologist Joel Gratz wrote Sunday. “We could see some snow begin to fall as early as Tuesday, with steady snow later on Wednesday, and snow ending by Thursday morning.”

Gratz wrote that total snowfall could be 4-8 inches or more, and the best powder will likely be on Wednesday afternoon, March 9, and Thursday morning, March 10.

“After that, we’ll watch for another storm around Sunday, March 13, and yet another storm around Thursday, March 17,” Gratz wrote. “This is a fine-looking forecast (if you like snow).”

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Summit County has a moderate (2 out of 5) risk for avalanche conditions.

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