Colorado is set to see more snow this week, with multiple days of showers bringing 20+ inches of fresh powder to parts of the state.

Over a foot of snow has already fallen over Wolf Creek Pass in the last 24 hours, with moderate to heavy snow expected to continue over much of the high country.

Several winter weather advisories will remain in effect until 6:00 PM Monday evening, with up to 7 inches of snow and hurricane-force wind speeds of up to 75 mph possible across higher elevations. Surrounding cities will be impacted including Steamboat Springs, Aspen, Vail, Snowmass, Crested Butte, Taylor Park, Marble, Buford, Trappers Lake, Ridgway, Glade Park, Telluride, Ouray, Lake City, Monticello, Silverton, Rico, and Hesperus

Looking Ahead

Joel Gratz of OpenSnow reports multiple snow chances this week, with the next wave dusting areas north of I-70 on Tuesday evening. A stronger system from Thursday evening into Friday is expected to blanket most mountains with 5 to 10 inches of snow, with deeper powder totals of 10 to 20+ inches falling in the southern mountains.

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Here are a few local forecasts from around the state: 

Vail is looking at a 60% chance of snow for Friday, with temperatures set in the high 20s.

Silverton will likely catch flakes falling from Thursday through Friday, with a 90% chance of precipitation. Temperatures are expected to hang around the 30s and 20s, with possible single-digit drops.

Those in Crested Butte can expect snow from Thursday evening into Friday, with chances for precipitation ranging from 70-90%. Temperatures will be chilly, possibly dipping into the single digits.

Breckenridge will likely see Friday snow showers, with a 60% chance of powder in the forecast. Temperatures will hang around the mid-30s, with sunny skies likely for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Winter Park is looking at a 60% chance of snow for Friday, with temperatures in the 30s to mid-teens.

Telluride will likely see snow from Thursday through Friday morning, with temperatures in the 20s or lower.

Denver, Colorado Springs, and Boulder will likely remain dry through the rest of the week, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

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Don’t let wild weather take you by surprise in Colorado. Plan ahead and make sure your vehicle is ready for navigating snowy roads and mountain passes across the state. Follow active traction laws and always allow extra time for safe travel.

Editor’s Note: All weather statements and snow accumulations are subject to change. Check the official Colorado Department of Transportation website for up-to-date information on road conditions and the National Weather Service for updates on incoming storms. For your mountain forecast, we recommend visiting OpenSnow. For daily avalanche conditions, always check with avalanche.state.co.us before heading into the backcountry. 

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