Snow expected to return to Sierras + Rockies this week

The Western U.S., particularly the Rockies, have been in a bit of a snow slump the past couple weeks. For sun worshipers and fans of spring skiing, this has been a boon, but it looks like the warm, sunny conditions might be soon letting way.

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Powderchasers.com is forecasting snow in the Sierras on Tuesday and again on Sunday this week, and the same storm system is expected to take aim at Utah and Colorado Wednesday through Friday. Jackson Hole should get some snow late in the week, too.

For the first storm, snowfall is expected to be in the five to 11-inch range for the Sierras and five to 10 inches for the southern Colorado mountains (Telluride). Due to wind and aspect, forecasters think Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckenridge and Keystone will do best out of Colorado resorts.

The second, stronger storm, which will show up into the weekend, is expected to drop 10 to 16 inches on the Sierras. Snowfall totals for the Wasatch, Tetons, southern Montana and Colorado are still difficult to forecast, so stay tuned…

 

About Author: Leah Boucher
Originally from the icy trails of New Jersey, I moved West to pursue powder and a career in writing and editing. Now living in Aspen, Colo. and working for Ski.com as Director of SEO + Content, I've been able to combine a litany of skills, passions and interests. You'll find me skiing at Aspen Mountain or Aspen Highlands in the winter and mountain biking at Snowmass in the summer.

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