Third Major Storm in Past Two Weeks Drops Snow All Over the State
A third strong winter storm in the past 12 days moved through Colorados high country over the last 72 hours, leaving up to 28 inches at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts.
The storm left substantial accumulation across Colorados ski resorts, with resorts in the southwestern part of the state hit especially hard. Wolf Creek received 28 inches of snow. Telluride, which opens for the season this Friday, and Silverton, which opens December 29, each received 21 inches. Purgatory recorded 15 inches in the last 72 hours.
In the central part of the state, Powderhorn welcomed 24 inches and will have an early opening this weekend and next weekend before opening for the season December 15. Sunlight received 20 inches, Snowmass was blanketed in 16 inches of natural snow and Crested Butte and Aspen received 13.5 inches and 9 inches respectively. Further north, skiers and riders at Steamboat enjoyed 15 inches in the last three days while those at Howelsen Hills opening day enjoyed 6 inches today.
Closer to Denver, Front Range skiers and snowboarders savored 15 inches of fresh snow at Winter Park, 10 inches at Loveland, 8 inches at Copper and 7 inches at Arapahoe Basin while Granby Ranch recorded 6 inches and Eldora received 5 inches of fresh powder.
Keep up to date on daily snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report: http://coloradoski.com/snow-report
Ski Area Open Dates:
- Today: Howelsen Hill
- December 2: Telluride Ski Resort, Monarch Mountain
- December 9: Sunlight Mountain Resort
- December 10: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Cooper
- Mid-December: Hesperus Ski Area
- December 15: Powderhorn
- December 17: Granby Ranch
- December 29: Silverton
Dates are subject to change.
Links to resort webcams:
- Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l
- Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj
- Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE
- Buttermilk http://bit.ly/2fol9R2
- Cooper http://bit.ly/2g3Vs9H
- Copper Mountain http://bit.ly/2fD7iZX
- Crested Butte Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMdnB2
- Eldora Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fbCteh
- Granby Ranch http://bit.ly/2gnuLQa
- Loveland http://bit.ly/2g3WF0E
- Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn
- Powderhorn http://bit.ly/1LMoa5T
- Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6
- Snowmass http://bit.ly/1P4XOSK
- Steamboat http://bit.ly/2g3IY3Z
- Sunlight Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMemkP
- Telluride Ski Resort http://bit.ly/2eNN5RX
- Winter Park http://bit.ly/2g3DTsF
- Wolf Creek Ski Area http://bit.ly/2foiqa4