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It’s snowing in Colorado!

Resorts in Colorado Ski Country got a good dose of winter last night. With four resorts open, we have four resorts reporting fresh snow today. More snow is expected before the week is over.
11-009 Tuesday snowPhoto of Copper Mountain by Mark Fox

There’s a nasty rumor going around about La Nina winters not being good for Colorado, but the truth is, La Nina winters are typically great for Colorado skiing. According to weather experts weve talked to, here’s why:

Aspen/Snowmass

Aspen/Snowmass

La Nina will bring more than the average number of storms from the north. That means well still get the southwest storms, while seeing a bump in northwest driven storms.

Steamboat Chairlift by Larry Pierce

Steamboat Chairlift by Larry Pierce

Most of the heavy snow storms will come during the months that people expect them such as December, January and February. And on top of that, March is typically Colorados snowiest month.

Powderhorn

Powderhorn

Usually a La Nina winter is colder than average, which means temperatures will keep snow conditions in good shape.

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin

So hopefully this week will be a glimpse of what the season, and Mother Nature, has in store for us!