Colorado Ski Areas Buried Under Nearly Four Feet of Snow

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:51
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Photo Credit Top Row (L-R): Curtis DeVore, Copper Mountain; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area
Middle Row: Monarch Mountain; Sunlight Mountain Resort; Eric Keeney, Eldora
Bottom Row: Carl Frey, Winter Park Resort; Telluride Ski Area

Click here for B-Roll and additional photos from across Colorado: bit.ly/20190304SnowPhotos.

Colorado ski areas have received enormous snow totals from an early March storm that left up to 45 inches of snow on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts.

The Front Range ski areas of Colorado saw impressive snowfall from this storm, with Copper Mountain reporting 42 inches, or three and a half feet, of fresh snow. Loveland Ski Area welcomed 33 inches of snow and surpassed the 300-inch mark for the season, while Arapahoe Basin Ski Area saw 32 inches between Friday and Monday. Cooper, near Leadville, recorded 34 inches of snow from this storm, while Eldora had 21 inches of snow on the slopes.

In the central part of the state, Aspen Snowmass was also blanketed in more than three feet of snow, with Aspen Highlands reporting 38 inches, while Aspen Mountain received 32 and Snowmass saw 30 inches of fresh powder. Monarch Mountain received 30 inches of new snow, while 23 inches of snow fell on Powderhorn Resort and Sunlight Mountain Resort’s snow stake collected 21 inches.

The southern region of Colorado also reported strong snow totals, with 45 inches of snow falling on Silverton Mountain. Wolf Creek Ski Area received 30 inches of snow from this storm cycle, while Telluride Ski Resort was blanketed in 25 inches and Purgatory Resort saw 21 inches of snowfall.

In northern Colorado, Winter Park Resort led the region with 29 inches of new snow, while Steamboat Resort had two feet of fresh snow on the slopes. Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs received 20 inches of snow from this storm cycle.

For skiers and snowboarders newer to the sport, lots of fresh snow also means lots of soft groomed corduroy for those not the seeking out the deep snow.

The forecast calls for more snowfall in Colorado, with a mid-week storm and a storm heading into next weekend.

Links to Resort Webcams:

Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l

Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj

Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE

Buttermilk http://bit.ly/2fol9R2

Cooper http://bit.ly/2RE5JLX

Copper Mountain http://bit.ly/2fD7iZX

Eldora Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2zlpt09

Granby Ranch http://bit.ly/2EWCTCR

Loveland Ski Area http://bit.ly/2g3WF0E

Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn

Powderhorn http://bit.ly/1LMoa5T

Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6

Snowmass http://bit.ly/1P4XOSK

Steamboat http://bit.ly/2g3IY3Z

Sunlight Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMemkP

Telluride Ski Resort http://bit.ly/2eNN5RX

Winter Park Resort http://bit.ly/2g3DTsF

Wolf Creek Ski Area http://bit.ly/2zo5xd2

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