Several resorts have already tallied almost 10 feet of snowfall. to open Peak 7, ‘s also opening this week
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Several Colorado ski areas have already picked up more than 100 inches of snow this season, with Steamboat leading the pack at 111 inches.
Breckenridge has reported 109 inches of snowfall for the season, and announced it will open 334 acres of terrain on Peak 7 Dec. 3, a week earlier than scheduled, giving the area more than 1,500 acres of terrain.
Vail also broke the 100-inch mark during the most recent wave of snow and will be able to open parts of Blue Sky Basin this week, with about 3,100 acres of terrain open. Beaver Creek is at 73 inches for the season and has about 800 acres of terrain open for early December skiing.
A-Basin doesn’t report season-to-date snowfall on its website, but the area has picked up enough snow to open most of the upper mountain and much of the Pali terrain in the past week.
Copper has picked up 87 inches of snow so far, and an automate SNOTEL site at Copper is showing that the snowpack is nearly double the average for this time of year. The resort is reporting a 36-inch base on the upper mountain.
Keystone isn’t all that far behind Vail in terms of open terrain, with 2,600 acres, a year-to-date snowfall total of 78 inches and a 27-inch mid-mountain base.
Just across the Divide, Loveland also broke the century mark, with 101 inches of snow so far and 800 acres of terrain open.
A few showers are in the forecast the next few days, but no major storms on the horizon for now.