Over a Foot of Snow Blankets Colorado Ski Country

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:44
The view from the base area at Purgatory Resort where 17 inches of snow fell. The view from the base area at Purgatory Resort, which received 17 inches of fresh snow.

 

For the Second Time in Five Days, Colorado Mountains Receive Significant Snow

With two ski areas opening tomorrow and another five on Thanksgiving Day and over the weekend, Colorado Ski Country USA ski areas across the state received significant snowfall from a storm on Monday and Tuesday.

Purgatory, which opened this past Saturday, received 17 inches while Wolf Creek, which will open Thanksgiving Day, and Telluride in southwest Colorado received 16 and 11 inches respectively.

Elsewhere, Winter Park, which opens tomorrow, is up to 7 inches while 6 inches fell at Powderhorn, Sunlight and Monarch. Steamboat, which also opens tomorrow, has 5 inches thus far.

Snow is currently falling at resorts along the Continental Divide and will continue to do so for the rest of the day. If weather forecasts hold, guests visiting ski areas on Thanksgiving morning could enjoy some fresh snow.

A skier making some pre-Opening Day turns at Wolf Creek. A skier making some pre-Opening Day turns at Wolf Creek.

 

Ski Area Open Dates:

  • November 19: Purgatory Resort
  • November 23: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort
  • November 24: Aspen Mountain, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Snowmass and Wolf Creek Ski Area
  • November 26: Howelsen Hill
  • Late November: Monarch Mountain
  • December 2: Telluride Ski Resort
  • December 9: Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • December 10: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Cooper
  • December 15: Powderhorn,
  • December 17: Granby Ranch
  • December 29: Silverton

Dates are subject to change.

The snowcats at Winter Park Resort preparing for Opening Day. The snowcats at Winter Park Resort preparing for Opening Day.

 

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Bonus Picture: Snow coming down this morning at Cooper. Bonus Picture: Snow coming down this morning at Cooper.

 

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