Winter Marches On In Colorado Ski Country USA

Winter Marches On In Colorado Ski Country USA


Winter Marches On In Colorado Ski Country USA

Spring Snow Storm Brings Fresh Powder to Every Resort in Past 48 Hours

Above photo: Arapahoe Basin/Casey Day

Denver, Colo. – March 28, 2011 – Spring snow showers have laid a wealth of fresh powder across Colorado in the past 48 hours, giving skiers and riders incredible choices with which to revel in the last weekend of Colorado’s snowiest month.

The copious amount of new snow, coupled with creative deals for spring, give skiers and riders a good excuse to get to the mountains. This weekend’s snowfall only emphasizes that ski season is still going strong in Colorado, while spring packages and events have been arranged to celebrate the end to some resorts’ seasons.

Crested Butte led the way for the weekend of snow, reporting an inch shy of a foot-and-a-half for the most recent 48 hour period. Monarch Mountain received a fulsome 11.5 inches, while further south, Wolf Creek measured 10 inches.

Other resorts in the region were also given steady snowfall with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort receiving 8 inches and Silverton rivaling Wolf Creek with 10 of its own. Telluride rounded out Colorado’s southwest with a half foot of fresh powder from the weekend.

Moving north, Sunlight Mountain was given 14 inches, while the neighboring Aspen/Snowmass resorts ranged from a half foot to 9 inches. The weekend snow storm was kind to Steamboat, dropping a half-foot yesterday alone, and helping the resort reach a benchmark 400 inch season. The resort is also reporting that another half-foot to a foot of fresh snow is expected tonight. Howelsen was sadly the first CSCUSA resort to close for the season yesterday, but bowed out with 4 inches over the past 48 hours. In the heart of the Western Slope, Powderhorn finished with a 5 inch weekend.

Closer to the Front Range, Loveland saw 14 inches fall over the weekend, and nearby Arapahoe Basin received 11.5 inches. The storm bequeathed Ski Cooper 8 inches, while Copper Mountain was given a full foot of fresh. Winter Park matched Ski Cooper’s 8 inches and neighboring SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch received 4 inches. The closest resort to Denver, Echo Mountain, was given 8 inches, and Boulder’s nearest resort, Eldora Mountain, saw 4 fresh inches fall.

As March winds down and makes way for April, some CSCUSA resorts begin to close for the season this coming weekend. Weather experts are forecasting more snow for Colorado Ski Country this week setting up powder conditions for those resorts closing festivities. More information about CSCUSA closing weekends, as well as their spring deals and events, is available at www.ColoradoSki.com. 

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