A second significant fall snowstorm in the space of five days came through Colorado on Monday night and Tuesday, piling yet more snow on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts.
The weather system brought significant snowfall to the four CSCUSA resorts that have already opened to skiers and snowboarders. Wolf Creek, which has been open on the prior two weekends, reported nine inches of snow from this storm, building its base to 29 inches in advance of its planned November 9 opening for the duration of its 2013-14 season. Copper Mountain has accumulated seven inches in the last three days to add to its powdery opening day last Friday. Loveland and Arapahoe Basin have both received five inches in the last three days and continue to build on impressive early-season snow conditions.
This week’s storm blanketed much of the high country and helped build the bases of several Colorado Ski Country resorts that are planning to open in the coming weeks. Steamboat experienced the greatest amount of new snow from this weather system, with seventeen inches of powder in the last 48 hours, 29 inches in the last week, and 61 inches since October 1. Aspen/Snowmass accumulated twelve inches from this most recent weather system, bringing their total snowfall to 51 inches since October 1, while Sunlight received ten inches to bring their total for the week to fifteen inches. Monarch Mountain received eight inches from this most recent storm, Telluride took in seven inches, Winter Park received five inches, and Durango Mountain Resort had three inches.
The next potentially major snow event is forecasted to arrive in Colorado Ski Country this Friday, November 8. Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report. Keep up to date on resort openings at http://www.coloradoski.com/resort-season-dates.