Snow returns to Colorado’s ski areas

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DENVER — It’s a step in the right direction: Snow returns to Colorado’s ski areas early Thursday.

The heaviest 4-10-inch swatch is expected in the northern mountains of Colorado, tomer-ski-areas-central-and-northincluding Steamboat Springs, Buffalo Pass, Cameron Pass and Rocky Mountain National Park.

A 4-8-inch swatch covering the central mountains will fall along the Interstate 70 corridor.

Resorts included are Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Keystone, Winter Park, Copper, Vail and Aspen.

Not as much snow is expected in the southern mountains with this storm.  A 3-6-inch swath includes Telluride, Wolf Creek, Monarch and Purgatory.

This storm is not a blockbuster and won’t solve all the problems, but it should help set the storm track into a more favorable position for future storms.

A second storm system early next week will snow heavier on the southern mountains.