Just when you thought it was time to put away those skis and grease up the chain on the ‘ol mountain bike, think again. With reports of double-digit snowfall overnight, and bluebird conditions heading into the weekend, Mother Nature isn’t letting winter melt away in Colorado’s Front Range just yet.
Winter Park Resort is announcing nearly 11 inches of fresh snow in the past 48 hours; Arapahoe Basin’s snow stake shows over 6 inches of snowfall, with snow showers in the forecast all day long; and, Loveland Ski Area, with closing day approaching this weekend, is saying that 13 inches of that “soft soft good good” have fallen from the sky in the past two days.
Loveland’s closing day celebrations, this Sunday, May 6, include a patio BBQ, drink specials and live music provided by local band Funky Johnson. Meanwhile, Winter Park—which will be one of the Ikon Pass destinations in 2018/19—is also shutting down its operations this weekend and will be running the lifts on Mary Jane till May 6. A-Basin, part of the Epic Pass, plans to be open until the end of May.
Forget the desert camping trip and forgo the rooftop pool plans you made—finish waxing your favorite pair of twigs, find your fastest pair of shades, a case of cold PBRs and put a big smile on your face, ‘cuz you’re going skiing this weekend.
Photo proof for all the nonbelievers…
Double digit snow totals! Who's getting powder turns today? pic.twitter.com/UXJxBrnyaZ
— Colorado Ski Country (@ColoradoSkiUSA) May 3, 2018
6" new snow overnight + 4" since 5:00am = a 10" powder day at The Basin! Come get it! ???? ⛷ #ABasin #MayBasin #COwx pic.twitter.com/Cju4fD4Zub
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) May 3, 2018
10” of new snow overnight!
Another 3-7” are expected throughout the day… see you out there! ????⛷ #WinterParkResort pic.twitter.com/M6WRhSOWI7
— Winter Park Resort (@WinterPark) May 3, 2018