Mid-week Storm Piles More New Snow on Colorado Ski Country USA
Denver, Colo. – February 5, 2014 – Powder continues to descend on ski resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) as winter in the Rocky Mountains shifts into high gear.
Ahead of what looks to be another great week of skiing and snowboarding, winter storms have again brought new snowfall to all 21 CSCUSA member resorts. Up to 22 inches of new snow has fallen in the last 48 hours, with steady accumulation expected to continue through Sunday.
Resorts in the western and southwestern areas of Colorado saw the most new snowfall from this mid-week weather system. Wolf Creek received 22 inches, while Telluride and Powderhorn each registered 18 inches of snowfall during the two-day period.
Other resorts in the region also fared well, with Durango Mountain Resort recording 7 inches and Crested Butte and Silverton Mountain each welcoming 4 inches of new snowfall.
Resorts in the central mountains of Colorado were also reporting significant new snowfall totals. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass both recorded 10 inches of new snow, while Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands each measured 8 inches of fresh powder. In addition, this latest storm also brought an impressive 11 inches of new snow to Monarch, 7 inches of powder fell at Sunlight Mountain, and Ski Cooper added 5 inches of new snow.
Further north, Steamboat saw 7 inches of fresh powder and Winter Park Resort welcomed 3.5 inches. Copper Mountain, Loveland, Eldora, and Howelsen Hill each received 2 inches of fresh snowfall during the 48-hour span, while Arapahoe Basin and Ski Granby Ranch each received one inch of new snow.
More great skiing and snowboarding is on tap for the week’s end and into next week with another round of winter storms expected to bring significant snowfall to Colorado. Knowing how to ski safely in deep snow is essential to having a fun day out in the powder. Visit http://www.coloradoski.com/page/ski-safety for helpful tips and to learn the Know Your Responsibility Code, the list of best practices to ensure your safety on the mountain.
Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report.
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