Posted on February 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Double-digit snowfall totals across ski country
Plenty of powder in the San Juans this week, including 20 inches at Purgatory. PHOTO COURTESY CSCUSA/SVEN BRUNSO.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Mid-February brought full-on winter conditions to ski areas in Colorado, with most resorts reporting between one and two feet of snow in the past seven days.
A series of storms brought on and off snow to the Rockies, with Wolf Creek reporting a 35-inch total for the week, while Steamboat tallied 28.5 inches. Silverton measured a weekly total of 25 inches and Telluride benefited with 23 inches. Farther north, Loveland and Winter Park both picked up 21.5 inches of new snow for the week with 20 inches at Monarch, Copper Mountain and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. Get the full CSCUSA snow report here and find out about resort special offers at www.ColoradoSki.com. (more…)
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Posted on December 21, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Double-digit snowfall blankets most Colorado ski areas
Big snows and big smiles at Silverton Mountain, Colorado. PHOTO COURTESY SILVERTON MOUNTAIN. Click on any of the images to visit the resorts online.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photoblog is courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA, representing nearly all of the state’s ski areas. With a major winter storm blanketing much of the Rockies, the trade group is looking forward to a strong holiday and good momentum going into the rest of the winter.
“Colorado’s ski industry is poised for a busy season,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “We’ll likely see the early season momentum continue with resorts being active over the holidays due in part to the great snow conditions and abundant events.”
Click here for the daily CSCUSA snow report. More pics after the break. (more…)
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Posted on September 5, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
The best 'snowmaking upgrades' come from Mother Nature!
New lifts, snowmaking and some glading here and there are among the highlighted improvements at Colorado ski areas for the coming season
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Every year about this time the Colorado ski industry rolls out its list of improvements at resorts in the state — at least for the areas that are members of Colorado Ski Country USA.
Vail Resorts left the trade group a few years ago and does its own thing with marketing, so look for some hullabaloo a little later this fall about the new lift in the Back Bowls.
Meanwhile, here are some of the highlights from a Colorado Ski Country USA press release on resort improvements.
For this winter, some of the biggest news is right here in Summit County, where the venerable Exhibition triple chair is gone, to be replaced by the Black Mountain Express, a high-speed four-seater. The new lift will cut the ride time to mid-mountain in half, to about three minutes. With a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour, the new lift should reduce the early season bottlenecks at the base area. (more…)
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