Colorado Welcomes Spring To Rocky Mountains With Fresh Powder

Denver, Colo. – March 22, 2013 – The state’s typically snowiest month continued in Colorado with a spring storm that left copious amounts of new snow at virtually all Colorado Ski Country USA resorts. Thanks to the storm that is sweeping through the state, many guests on Spring Break will have the chance to enjoy fresh powder, and with more snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow, it serves as a timely reminder that the 2012/13 ski season is not ready to be over.


Past 48-hour snow accumulations have ignited the spring skiing buzz throughout the state. Along the Front Range and I-70 corridor, Copper Mountain topped out totals with 10 inches, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Winter Park all received 9 inches, and Eldora – expected to benefit from continued snowfall – also managed a new inch overnight. Of the central mountain resorts, Crested Butte was left with 10 inches, Monarch 9 inches, while Ski Cooper’s guests were greeted with 8 fresh inches this morning.


Further west, the four Aspen resorts ranged from 8 inches at Buttermilk to 11 inches at Aspen Highlands. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass each received 10 inches. Further up the road, Sunlight received 5.5 inches of new snow, while to the north Steamboat saw 7 inches. Out west perched by the Grand Mesa, Powderhorn logged a solid half foot.


In the Southwest, Silverton also received a half foot, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort 5 inches, and Telluride and Wolf Creek felt 4 and 3 inches respectively.


The new snow, with more anticipated for the upcoming weekend, has arrived at the perfect time. Spring brings a flurry of events and activities to resorts, and complemented with fresh snow, gives guests the opportunity to finish out the last months of the Colorado ski season in gusto. More information about Colorado Ski Country resort events can be found here, while guests can visit the full snow report, which is updated by the resorts themselves, at


Photo Credit:

Arapahoe Basin_Dave Camara

Monarch Mountain

Sunlight Mountain


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