DENVER — Memorial Day weekend is approaching, but the snow is still coming.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported a 24-hour snowfall total of 1.5 inches near Gothic in Gunnison County, as of 7 a.m. Monday. The Arapahoe Basin ski area reported 7 inches in the last 24 hours as of Monday afternoon. Meanwhile the top of Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing over Memorial Day weekend.
In southeastern Wyoming, up to 7 inches of snow was possible in Centennial and Albany. The snow has delayed the planned opening of U.S. 14A through the Big Horn Mountains until at least Tuesday afternoon.
Despite the snow, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado hopes to open Trail Ridge Road by Friday.
Independence Pass to Aspen is also scheduled to open before the holiday weekend.