Colorado Ski Country USA Coated in Over Twenty Inches of Snow


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Denver, Colo. – November 29, 2015 – A third strong winter storm in the past 12 days moved through Colorado’s 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 Colorado’s 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 Hill’s 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:

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

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Mountain



Copper Mountain

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Eldora Mountain Resort

Granby Ranch


Monarch Mountain


Purgatory Resort



Sunlight Mountain Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Winter Park

Wolf Creek Ski Area

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