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Late January Storms Blanket Colorado Resorts

Telluride / Brett Schreckengost photo

Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. 


Several days of consistent snowfall in Colorado’s high country was capped off Tuesday morning with accumulations totaling as much as 6 feet in some areas. Every resort received new snow and double digit snow totals were reported at many resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country from Aspen to Wolf Creek.


With 78 inches, Silverton Mountain in Southwest Colorado received the most snow from the storm. Neighboring Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was the next major benefactor registering 37 inches, just edging out Wolf Creek where 36 inches fell. And on the Western Slope, Colorado Ski Country USA Gem resort Powderhorn racked up 33 inches so far this week.


Steamboat resort in Northwest Colorado captured just over 26 inches, while Telluride in Southwest Colorado welcomed 23 inches. In the Central Mountains Sunlight Mountain saw 20 inches fall, Monarch boasted 18 inches, and Crested Butte 17 inches. Aspen Highlands and Snowmass both reported 12 inches of new snow from the storm while Aspen and Buttermilk both reported 8 inches.


The powder didn’t stop there. Howelsen Hill received 7 inches, and closer to the Front Range, both Winter Park and Loveland stacked up 6.5 inches of fresh snow. Copper Mountain compiled an even 6 inches, Arapahoe Basin collected 5 inches and Ski Cooper gathered 4 inches. Ski Granby Ranch and Eldora both benefited from a few inches of new snow as well.


Photos: TOP: Fresh pow at Telluride / Brett Schreckengost photo


Crested Butte

Stoked for the snow at Crested Butte / Alex Fenlon photo 


Tori's Bug

Tori's Bug buried at Purgatory / James Bunten photo 



Fresh Turns at Sunlight Mountain / Sunlight photo 

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