Snowmass Gets 14 Inches; Aspen Receives 9 Inches Of Snow
Skiers and snowboarders in Colorado have received an early Christmas present from Mother Nature.
A second strong winter storm in less than a week moved through Colorado’s high country in mid-December, leaving a fresh blanket of powder on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts.
23 Inches Of Snow Recorded At Wolf Creek
The storm left substantial accumulation across Colorado’s ski resorts, with resorts in the southwestern part of the state getting huge levels of snow. Wolf Creek received 23 inches, while Purgatory recorded 25 inches since Saturday.
Silverton Mountain, which opens for the season on Saturday, December 19, measured 12 inches of new snow overnight and 22 inches this week. Additionally, Telluride saw 3 inches of new snow.
Closer to Denver, Winter Park received 11.5 inches of fresh snow while Loveland measured 10 inches. Eldora recorded 9 inches of fresh powder, Arapahoe Basin and Cooper saw 8 inches, and Copper Mountain welcomed 5 inches of fresh powder.
Further north, Steamboat welcomed a foot of new snow and Howelsen Hill measured 6 inches. Ski Granby Ranch recorded 8 inches of fresh powder, setting up a memorable Opening Day Thursday, Decc 17.
Elsewhere in Ski Country, 14 inches of new snow fell on Snowmass, while Aspen Mountain saw 9 inches and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk each recorded 8 inches of fresh powder.
Sunlight recorded 7 inches of new snow, Monarch saw 6.5 inches, Powderhorn welcomed 5 inches of powdery accumulation, and Crested Butte saw one inch of new snow.
By the end of the week, all 21 of CSCUSA’s member ski areas and resorts will be open for the season. Ski Granby Ranch will open Thursday, December 17 while Silverton Mountain opens Saturday, December 19.
Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report..