Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Colorado Skiers Reap Rewards of Weekend Storm

Snow continues to blanket resorts in Colorado Ski Country giving skiers and snowboarders plenty of powder to enjoy. The first of two storm waves swept across the Colorado Rocky Mountain region over the weekend and left mounds of snow in its wake. The second snow storm is expected to further blanket the mountains leaving skiers and snowboarders another Colorado powder day.

The southwest part of the state received the bulk of snow from the weekend storm. As of this morning Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort had nearly 2 ½ feet of new snow as they amassed 29 inches over the weekend. Nearby Wolf Creek benefitted with 22 inches and Silverton Mountain and Telluride Ski Resort were both rewarded with 17 inches.

On the Western Slope, Colorado Gem resort Powderhorn reported 16 inches from the weekend storm, while in the northwestern part of the state, Steamboat totaled 12 new inches. Monarch Mountain piled up 11 inches of snow, Arapahoe Basin saw 10 inches and Snowmass gathered 9 inches. Eight and a half inches fell at Winter Park, 7 inches at Eldora Mountain Resort, and Howelsen Hill, Loveland Ski Area, Ski Cooper and Sunlight all saw 6 inches.

Aspen collected 5 inches from the storm while Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk both saw 4 inches of fresh. Copper Mountain, Crested Butte both collected 3 inches and Ski Granby Ranch saw 1 inch.

Forecasters are calling for more snow to move into the mountains this week with measurable amounts expected Wednesday night through Friday morning. To see up to date terrain opening and snowfall information, as well as events and deals check out www.ColoradoSki.com.

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