Blizzard & Avalanche Warning For Colorado

Blizzard & Avalanche Warning For Colorado

UPDATE: 12/9/2009

Reports keep rolling in and it looks like every resort in Colorado got some snow over the past 48 hours.

The Southern resorts got hit hard. In only 2 days Silverton received 38 inches of snow, Wolf Creek saw 35 inches of snow and Durango got 34 inches of snow.

Monarch, Sunlight and Snowmass all received over a foot of snow since Monday too.

All of this fresh snow has prompted many resorts to open new terrain. Powderhorn, who saw 28 inches of snow, is even planning on opening 5 days ahead of schedule!

Over the past few days Colorado, particularly in the SW, has been pummeled by a massive winter storm.

Wolf Creek near Pagosa Springs reported 23 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours and 32 inches during the last 48 hours. Silverton Mountain had 22 inches of snow by early this morning while Durango Mountain received 28 inches of snow.

Up North a bit, the ‘Power of Four’ resorts better known the world over as Aspen, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands & Snowmass got blanketed with 10 fresh inches. Similarly Crested Butte got 18 inches, Telluride saw 14 inches & even Sunlight was blessed with 10 inches of freshies overnight.

Resorts along the I-70 corridor saw smaller amounts of snow. Both Vail and Beaver Creek reported 2 inches over the past 24 hours. Loveland and Copper Mountain each had an inch; an inch also fell at A-Basin. Breck sadly, didn’t get any. Eldora & Winter Park near the Front Range, reported a half-inch.

Although these resorts weren’t hit as hard as those in the SW, NOAA issued a statement saying that the I-70 corridor will see more snow today through Wednesday Night. Down in the SW however, 50 mph winds are expected to produce blizzard conditions, where slopes could get up to 3 feet of snow!

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