20 feet of snow and counting …
SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photoblog is courtesy Colorado Ski Country USA, a trade group for most of the ski areas in the state. All 22 member resorts picked up significant snow in the past couple of days. Steamboat picked up 44 inches of snow in the past few days and has already reached the 300-inch mark for the season. Click on the photos for more info on each resort.
Base depths around the state range from 45 to more than 90 inches. Most the areas around Aspen reported about 16 inches from the most recent storm. Get the full CSCUSA snow report here.
Resorts in the central part of the state and along the Front Range also got blasted by the recent storm. Eldora reported 21 inches over the weekend, with another 11 inches falling Monday and early Tuesday. Echo reported a 21 inch storm total and Loveland collected a weekend total of 20 inches, followed by another 10 Monday. Ski Cooperpicked up 23 inches and Copper Mountain reported 17 inches.
Farther south, Silverton reported 27 inches for the three-day storm and Monarch posted 18 inches for Saturday and Sunday, before another 11 inches hit the resort Monday. Purgatory reported six inches in the past two days, but half of the precipitation fell after operating hours yesterday. Wolf Creek had a 48 hour total of 16 inches, and Telluride posted 10 inches. The storm also yielded a 1- inch total at Crested Butte.
A few snow showers may linger under partly cloudy skies through mid-week, with warming and clearing expected by next weekend, when temps could climb into the mid-30s for some perfect ski weather. What are you waiting for?
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