Heavy Snowstorm Lingers Over Colorado Ski Country USA

Resorts Amass Bountiful Weekly Totals

DENVER, Colo. – February 15, 2012 – Every Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resort received a good helping of fresh snow within the last seven days. The most recent snowstorm to move through Colorado was widespread, lasted several days, and left snow accumulations between 35 and eight inches.

The storm ended Tuesday afternoon and nearly every resort posted double-digit snow totals for the week. Wolf Creek, in the southwest part of the state, boasted 35 inches for the most recent seven-day period, and Steamboat, in the northwest region of the state, enjoyed a robust 28.5 inches for the week. Silverton measured a weekly total of 25 inches and Telluride benefited with 23 inches.

 Wolf Creek 2.14.12

Steamboat_Larry Pierce 2.15.12

Silverton 2.15.12

Loveland and Winter Park enjoyed 21.5 inches of new snow for the week and Monarch celebrated 20.5 inches. A weekly total of 20 inches of new snow fell at both Copper Mountain and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort.

Loveland_Dustin Schafer 2.15.12

Winter Park_Brad Torchia 2.13.12

Monarch_Eric Ramsey 2.13.12

Durango_Sven Brunso

Nearly that much came down at Arapahoe Basin as that resort reported a weekly snow accumulation of 19.25 inches and Crested Butte Mountain Resort reported an even 19 inches. Howelsen Hill saw 17 inches from the storm and Snowmass gained 16 inches.

Arapahoe Basin_Kimberly Trembearth

Crested Butte_Natan Bilow

More than a foot of new snow covered Eldora and Sunlight during the week-long storm, with those resorts both reporting 14 inches. And exactly a foot of snow piled up at Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Powderhorn and SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch.


The snow system brought Echo Mountain 11 inches of powder, Buttermilk nine inches and Ski Cooper eight inches.

Skiers and riders are encouraged to safely enjoy the fresh powder and packed powder conditions, and be aware of changing mountain conditions.

Resorts are welcoming guests during President’s Day weekend and spring break with events and deals. For more information on special offers, events, CSCUSA or member resorts please visit www.ColoradoSki.com.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rudolph 303.866.9712  Jennifer@ColoradoSki.com

Craig Bannister 303.866.9724 Craig@ColoradoSki.com

 # # #

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing 22 Colorado ski & snowboard resorts. CSCUSA is the global voice of the Colorado ski industry. The Association’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about CSCUSA and its members can be found at www.ColoradoSki.com, on Twitter @ColoradoSkiUSA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA. This release and other press information can be found in the online press room at http://media-ColoradoSki.com.