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Today’s Colorado ski and snow report: cinco dias pasadas

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As we noted yesterday, this latest mountain snow storm left behind an odd dichotomy between Arapahoe Basin on one side of Loveland Pass and Loveland on the other. Why did Loveland pick up twice as much snow over the past five days when they’re only separated by a few miles as the crow flies?

We’re not sure why, but this we do know… Weather is extremely complicated and dependent on numerous variables, some of which we may not even discern.

Be that as it may, the storm has passed, leaving behind clear skies and some wind. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the only constant over the next few days is wind. “Breezy” or “blustery” the NWS uses to characterize the major factor for each day at least through Monday.

It will be warmer and gradually become more like spring/early-summer skiing by early next week. As a reminder, Aspen Mountain will open this weekend so if you’re out that way keep in mind that late-season skiing at Aspen is always good.

In the meantime, here are the 24-, 48-, 72-, 96- and 120-hour totals, in that order….

Arapahoe Basin: 1”, 6”, 10”, 14”, 18”

Loveland: 3”, 12”, 22”, 31”, 37”