Winter Storm Drops Significant Powder Over 72 Hours

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Denver, Colo. – December 12, 2016 – Mother Nature continued to reward Colorado skiers and riders for their patience in the fall with up to two feet of snow in the last 72 hours at Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas.

Along the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area received 24 and 19 inches respectively. Further north, Steamboat was blanketed with 18 inches in the last 72 hours while Howelsen Hill received 13 inches.

Skiers and riders who visited Cooper for its opening weekend enjoyed 15 inches while Winter Park Resort welcomed 14 inches for the opening of Mary Jane Territory. Elsewhere, Copper Mountain reported 13 inches, Eldora welcomed a foot of new snow, Monarch Mountain and Crested Butte each received 10 inches and Aspen Highlands saw 9 inches of fresh snow.

This recent storm will allow ski areas to continue to build their snow base and open more terrain before the busy Holiday season.

Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report, which is updated daily:

Remaining Ski Area Open Dates:

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

Loveland Ski Area

Monarch Mountain


Purgatory Resort



Sunlight Mountain Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Winter Park

Wolf Creek Ski Area

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