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April Showers in Colorado Ski Country = Powder Weekend

Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

*UPDATED with new snow totals*

Mother Nature is giving skiers and snowboarders a reminder that April is typically the second-snowiest month in Colorado Ski Country.

Check out these nice powder shots from Loveland Ski Area, which has received 27inches of snow in the last 48 hours with more potentially on the way.

Loveland Dustin Schaefer 4-17-2015 (2) Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area

This storm track has hit the continental divide particularly hard. As of early this afternoon – and with snow expected to continue through the weekend –Arapahoe Basinhas measured 15inches of new snow,Winter Parkhas recorded 16.5 inches, Copper Mountain hasreceived 13 inches, and Aspen Mountain has seen 11 inchesof powder.

Skiing and riding will be great throughout the weekend; however, road conditions at highways leading to ski areas are challenging. Check the Colorado Department of Transportation’s CoTrip website or their mobile app before you get on the road for information about delays and closures. Passenger vehicle chain laws will be in effect on I-70, meaning that vehicles must be equipped with snow tires, all-season tires with 4WD or AWD,or chains.

Here are planned closing dates for CSCUSA member ski areas and resorts that are still currently open:

Arapahoe Basin:Sunday, June 7
Aspen Mountain: Sunday, April 19
Copper Mountain: Sunday, April 19
Loveland: Sunday, May 3
Winter Park: Sunday, April 26

Stay up to date on snow accumulation with our snow report, updated by the resorts themselves. See www.coloradoski.com/snow-report.