Loveland Pass Skier (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock

Adam Christopher of Denver skis the northside of Loveland Pass toward the highway where he hitched a ride to the top of the pass for another run. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock

A wintry storm that moved into Colorado Saturday brought freezing temperatures and snow with it, causing icy roads and one ski mountain to close a lift.

According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in Idaho Springs, west of Denver, read 9 degrees with snow. Loveland Ski Area shut down one of the chair lifts due to the freezing temperatures. Wind chill values in the area could reach as low as -10 degrees, the weather service reports.

There are no major road closures throughout Colorado as of Saturday afternoon as a winter storm hits north and northwest mountains, but road conditions are icy, according to Colorado Department of Transportation's Travel Center. Check live road conditions, closures, and other traffic alerts here.

For areas in north and northwest Colorado, travel conditions are expected to improve Saturday evening, although icy conditions may still exist. Winds are expected to increase during the time with gusts up to 40 mph that could produce blowing and drifting snow in exposed areas through the mountains, the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook. These areas include central mountain valleys, central Gunnison and Uncompaghre river basin, and west Elk and Sawatch mountains.

Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.

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