Snow to pound Steamboat through Tuesday morning


Keep up with the conditions

- For local weather conditions and recent coverage of Steamboat Springs weather, visit

- View webcams of Steamboat Springs at

- For weather information from the National Weather Service, including storm warnings and advisories, visit

- The Colorado Department of Transportation provides road conditions, closures and traffic cameras at For travel information by phone, call 511 from anywhere in Colorado or dial 303-639-1111.

- Find information about avalanche danger and conditions at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website:

- For flight information, visit TravelTools/. By phone, call Delta Airlines at (800) 241-4141; United Airlines at (800) 864-8331; and American Airlines at (800) 433-7300

— Widespread snow is expected to fall throughout Routt County today and into Tuesday morning. By the time the storm leaves the area about midday Tuesday, there could be a foot of snow in downtown Steamboat and between 1 and 2 feet of new snow at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory until 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snow is expected to fall tonight and into Tuesday morning, although snowfall has already been heavy in Steamboat today.

The winds will pick up as the storm settles into the area, with westerly gusts of 5 to 15 mph. Visibility will be less than 1 mile.

Today’s high temperature is expected to reach 33 degrees, with overnight low of 14 degrees. Tuesday’s high will reach only 21 degrees, with an overnight low of minus 12 degrees. Wednesday will be even colder, with a daytime high of 8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The Steamboat Ski Area has received 6 inches of snow since the mountain closed Sunday.

A number of accidents and vehicle slide-offs have been reported around the county today. Be wary of hazardous driving conditions.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.