Snow report: Beaver Creek gets 9"
Ryan Summerlin October 21, 2007
BEAVER CREEK ” Nine inches of new snow fell on Beaver Creek Mountain and Vail Mountain got eight inches overnight, according to Vail Resorts.
“It has continued to snow since the snow measurements were taken this morning,” Beaver Creek Spokeswoman Christina Schleicher said.
Most of the northern and central Colorado mountains are under a winter storm watch. Up to 14 inches of snow is expected in places.
Chain laws are in effect on parts of I-70 in the mountains and on several mountain passes in southwest and northwest Colorado.
Independence Pass between Aspen and Leadville is closed.
Rain and snow are expected to move across northeast Colorado later in the day.
Vail opens Nov. 16. Beaver Creek opens Nov. 21. Beaver Creek will host the world’s fastest skiers at the Charles Schwab Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week from Nov. 27 to Dec. 2, Vail Resorts said.
Keystone got five inches and Breckenridge got the same amount in town, Vail Resorts said. Snowmaking has begun at Keystone Resort and at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Both open Nov. 9.
Keystone will offer night skiing and snowboarding from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on its first day.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.