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Colorado ski areas likely to start making snow this week

Shot of cold air from Canada expected mid-week; lows Wednesday and Thursday could dip into the teens

Cold air from Canada is poised to spill into the center of the country during the coming week.

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — In what sounds like good news for ski resorts eager to start making snow, the National Weather Service is forecasting a strong cold front to drop out of Canada mid-week, with overnight lows dropping into the teens and 20s starting Wednesday night.

That’s plenty cold to fire up the snow guns, which have already been moved into position at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, the two resorts that traditionally compete for opening day honors. Starting Wednesday, nighttime lows should stay well below freezing, especially at the higher elevations. Continue reading “Colorado ski areas likely to start making snow this week”