A-Basin ski patrollers catch an early chair on Lenawee Sunday carrying gear for controlling skier flow on the Lenawee side of the mountain.
Snowfall at a few Summit ski areas approached double-digits Sunday morning, more terrain opening at local resorts
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Local skiers reported good conditions Sunday morning, with diminishing crowds, fresh snow and moderate temperatures and wind.
The storm total at Copper Mountain edged into the double digits, with 10 inches reported, 16 inches in the past seven days. The resort has 17 lifts operating with access to 863 acres. The mid-mountain base depth is up to 40 inches, the deepest of all the Summit areas. Go to Copper’s snow report online, where you’ll find some cool links, including the snow stake cam and pictures of the week.
First run of the day through some soft powder on upper Norway Face, with the top Pali visible below.
A-Basin reported 9 inches of fresh Sunday morning and the upper mountain was starting to open up, with some great lines on Norway Face, as well as West Wall, where prevailing winds always drop plenty of wind-blown snow. It’s still a bit bony in places, but in between the rock spines, the snow was fluffy and light. Keep up with A-Basin’s snowfall and terrain openings here.
Early morning light on Norway Face at A-Basin.
On the lower part of the Lenawee side, the glade skiing was excellent, with surprisingly good coverage in Cabin Glade. The upper part of Exhibition Face is also open.
Early risers Sunday morning were rewarded with some sunshine and fresh snow at A-Basin.
Breckenridge reported 5 inches in the past 24 hours and 11 inches in the past week, a mid-mountain base of 39 inches and 84 inches of snow for the season so far.
Keystone also reported 5 inches of snow from the recent storm, 9 inches in the past week. All 20 of the resort’s lifts are running and 57 percent of the terrain is open. Local skiers said they found good conditions on some of backside runs off Santiago Chair.
Go to snow.com for all the snow reports for Breck and Keystone.
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