Colorado Resorts Continue To Be Blessed With Snow
Mother Nature continues to bless Colorado Resorts with up to 20 inches of new snow this week.
Skiers and riders were greeted with fresh snow during the President’s Day week/weekend, including more than three feet of snow at Monarch, plus more than two feet at Wolf Creek. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts reported that weekend business was strong and surpassed expectations. Resorts across the state saw robust visitation and were bustling with guests.
Other Colorado resorts receiving new snow this week include a foot at Telluride, and 10 inches at Powderhorn. Snowmass reported 9 inches, Aspen 8 inches and Buttermilk 5 inches. Four inches fell at Sunlight, Silverton, Crested Butte and Eldora and 3.5 inches fell at Winter Park. An even 3 inches was received at Steamboat, Ski Cooper and Aspen Highlands and 2 inches was measured at Copper and Arapahoe Basin. Ski Granby Ranch and Loveland both received an inch.
OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz says more snow is on the way this weekend before a return to sunshine and warmer temperatures for next week.
"Most snow will fall after the lifts close on Saturday and Sunday should be excellent, especially considering the fresh snow that's already on the ground to soften the base," Gratz wrote in his OpenSnow.com blog.
Photos: Top - Wolf Creek pick up more than two feet of snow this week.
Crested Butte scored more snow snow this week, and more is on the way this weekend.
Aspen / Snowmass picked up more snow this week too! / Jeremy Swanson Photo
Powder and pool play at Durango Mountain Resort / James Bunten Photo.