Risks of Parking in Colorado

on January 29 | in Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off

Parking in Colorado has its risks, as this poor damsel in distress recently realized after leaving her car unattended for a day a Durango Mountain Resort lot. The resort is reporting a whopping 22 inches in the last 48 hours. I believe it:

No, it's not a mogul. It's a car.

No, it's not a mogul. It's my car.

Buried automobiles are not the only challenge of parking in Colorado; it’s tough to get a good parking spot. But I’m not talking about the parking lot, I’m talking about the lift line. With all the fresh snow the state’s been getting lately, powder-hounds are showing up in droves. I’m sure they’re packing ‘em in like sardines. They sure are in Crested Butte, who’s reporting 8 inches in the last 48 hours.

Get there early to ensure a good parking spot. Tailgating encouraged.

Get there early to ensure a good parking spot. Tailgating encouraged.

But alas, the trials of parking in Colorado don’t stop there. Even after you’ve braved the mogul-strewn parking lots, endured the revelry and rowdiness of the lift line and you’re on the chair, parking is still an issue. Why? Because when it’s snowing as hard as it’s been snowing in Colorado, parking your buns on a chairlift can get you buried in snow too. Why, right over in Telluride (reporting 11 in the last 48) there was a partial burial yesterday, right on the chairlift:

Parking your buns on a chairlift can get you buried in Colorado

Parking your buns on a chairlift can get you buried in Colorado

Oh, and the gal whose car was buried? She simply batted here eyes at a couple of ski instructors and was saved:

I'm free! Free at last!

I'm free! Free at last!

It’s been snowing in Colorado. A lot. So consider yourself warned; whether it’s a parking lot, the lift line, or sitting on the chairlift, you can get yourself buried in deep, glorious, fluffy powder snow here. But don’t worry about the parking in Colorado, just worry about getting yourself here as soon as possible.

-Mountain Correspondent

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