VAIL — A winter storm warning has been issued for Vail, Aspen and Crested Butte, with 12 to 24 inches of snow expected from 6 a.m. Tuesday through late Wednesday.
Snow will begin early Tuesday morning and increase in intensity through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. As much as 30 inches could fall over certain high peaks and ridges, according to the forecast.
Expect low visibility and whiteout conditions at times, the weather service said.
Joel Gratz of opensnow.com is predicting 1-2 inches Tuesday, 6-10 inches Tuesday night, and 4-8 inches Wednesday for Vail Mountain.
“Wednesday will be a big day for snow, but due to winds, cold temperatures, heavy snow, and potential new terrain opening, the best time to ride might be Wednesday midday/afternoon or even Thursday morning,” he said.
The Eagle area is also under a winter storm warning from 9 a.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Wednesday, with 4 to 8 inches of snow predicted. Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Carbondale are under the same warning.