A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late this morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later this afternoon. Locations higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to colder temperatures. So then, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less snow and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
VAIL, Colo. (AP) -- Ever wonder how a ski resort can report a foot of new snow while the weather service reports only a few inches?
Vail Resorts says snow reporting is an inexact science after it was forced to retract its report of a foot of snow on Feb. 23 and change it to 2 inches.
The resort said the reading of the mountain's snow measuring stake was inaccurate because high winds had blown in too much snow.
Vail Mountain security manager Bob Norris tells the Vail Daily talk of Vail Mountain intentionally inflating its snow reports is ridiculous.
He says the resort wants to be as accurate as possible. He says resorts are not doing it to increase the number of skiers.
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