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Ski report: up to 3 feet of snow Friday for Colorado ski areas

Winter alerts 2.6.2020
Posted at 5:57 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 10:06:39-05

A powerful winter storm will continue to impact the Colorado Rockies through Friday evening. A second round of lighter snow is likely on Sunday.

Storm totals will range from 1 to 3 feet for most areas.

Travel is not advised during the winter storm warnings, which are in effect for the majority of Friday. Heavy, blowing snow will make for very hazardous driving conditions.

Avalanche danger will be high, with watches and warnings in place in the winter storm zones. Skiing in the backcountry is not advised through at least Saturday morning.

That being said, CDOT plans periodic closures of HWY 40 and I-70 for avalanche mitigation on Friday morning, which may last several hours.

Check the road conditions before you go, and know the current chain laws for the state.

Looking ahead, the sky will be clearing Saturday, with gusty winds and blowing snow still possible. It will be the best travel day of the weekend and the warmest.

Sunday snow totals look to be less than 6 inches for most areas.