Over a Foot of Snow Blankets Colorado Ski Country
Photo Credit Top row (L-R): Purgatory Resort, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Winter Park Resort,
Denver, Colo. – November 22, 2016 – 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.
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.
Links to resort webcams:
Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l
Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj
Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE
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
Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn
Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6
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
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