More snow delivering White Christmas to Utah, Rockies

Dec 24 2012 - 11:32am

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Snow-capped Byers Peak is visible as dawn arrives in the high-altitude town of Fraser, Colorado, Friday Dec. 21, 2012. Fresh snow earlier in the week, with more expected before Christmas, has left much of Colorado high-country white after a relatively warm and dry Fall. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Snow-capped Byers Peak is visible as dawn arrives in the high-altitude town of Fraser, Colorado, Friday Dec. 21, 2012. Fresh snow earlier in the week, with more expected before Christmas, has left much of Colorado high-country white after a relatively warm and dry Fall. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Another round of snow is ensuring a White Christmas in the Rockies.

Snow was forecast across eastern Utah and parts of Wyoming and Colorado on Monday. The Denver area was expected to get between 2 to 4 inches by Christmas Day.

After a slow start to the ski season, resorts have already benefited from several rounds of storms in the last few weeks.

While snow is common in the mountains this time of year, White Christmases in Denver are less so. The National Weather Service says the chance of a Christmas with at least an inch of snow on the ground in the Mile High City is about 37 percent. If you only count freshly fallen snow, chances drop to 13 percent counting Christmases going back to 1882.

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