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Snow to fall at Colorado ski areas all week

DENVER — Snow will fall at Colorado ski areas every single day this week. And it’s about time.

By the end of this week ski areas like Steamboat and Wolf Creek should have 30-40 inches of new snow on the ground.

Even the I-25 Corridor is in line for snow accumulation early Wednesday morning. This includes Denver, Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Fort Morgan, Sterling, Golden, Boulder, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock, and Monument.

This snow bonanza is part of an active storm track. For most of the season so far the storm track, also known as the jet stream, was arched north of Colorado keeping us high and dry. It finally changed — now dipping south and running right through the state.

Statewide snowpack depths were less than 50 percent of normal prior to this snow bonanza. Now those snow depths are on the rise.

While the new snow is great news, it doesn’t come without one minor drawback. Holiday travel will be difficult across I-70 through the Mountains, with major passes likely to stay snow packed through Friday.