ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4)– This week’s winter storm dumped nearly one foot of fresh powder on Aspen to the delight of many skiers and boarders who enjoyed some late-season runs on the slopes.

Buttermilk had already closed for the season by the time the fresh snow fell but the other three mountains in Aspen were packed with those hitting the chairlifts.

“I think we got about what we were expecting. There’s about eight to 10 inches up top and that’s kind of the range we heard and we might get a little more tonight,” said Aspen Snowmass spokesman Jeff Hanle.

“It was a sad sight earlier there was just a skeleton left but got some snow to fill it in and have a nice little base for the next few days,” said snowboarder Evan Silkman.

Aspen and Snowmass will close on Sunday with Aspen Highlands stretching it out until April 21.

“Looks like we might get something again next week. Bring on all the snow it’s not only good for the end of the season but it’s good for the summer. We need it. We’re a year round destination and we like that snow to turn into water in the summer,” said Hanle.


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