Late Winter Storm Slams Colorado Front Range and Ski Country

"Colorado Park and Wildlife officials urge those with plans in the outdoors, especially along the Front Range to consider rescheduling plans as the winter storm is expected to drop about 4 feet of snow over the weekend in northern Colorado." -Leslie James, Out There Colorado

James, L. (2021, March 13). Officials urge extreme caution in travel, outdoor recreation in Colorado as winter storm moves in. OutThereColorado. Retrieved From

The March 2021 Snowmaggedon has arrived and it is making travel and recreation hazardous all along the Colorado Front Range and Ski Country. In many places along the northern foot hills and continental divide the storm has already dropped one to two feet of snow and it is expected to continue well into Monday. Winter Park reported a foot of snow on Sunday morning and it continues to dump. Many roads and major highways from eastern Colorado to the mountains have closed citing hazardous travel conditions. State officials have urged the public to postpone weekend plans if at all possible and avoid travel. There has also been avalanche warnings issued in the backcountry as this storm weighs on the already stressed snowpack. The next couple days will make for great skiing and riding, but the snow will still be there in later in the week as travel conditions improve. In the meantime, stay safe out there, make good decisions, and enjoy those turns if you were fortunate enough to make it to the hill before the storm took hold.