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Major Winter Storm Blankets Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts

Major Winter Storm Blankets Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts Zach Fuchs, Aspen Snowmass

A powerful snowstorm came through Colorado last weekend, enveloping all 21 Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas and resorts in fresh powder.

Many resorts recorded more than a foot of new snow in the last 48 hours as the resorts near the Continental Divide bore the brunt of this most recent winter weather system. Arapahoe Basin led the way with 22 inches of new snow, while Copper measured 21 inches, Loveland received 17.5 inches, Ski Granby Ranch and Monarch welcomed 16 inches, Ski Cooper saw 15 inches, Eldora received 14 inches, and Winter Park measured a foot of fresh snow.

Further south and west, Snowmass and Aspen Highlands each received 13 inches of powder and their neighbors Aspen Mountain and Buttermilk received 12 inches. Crested Butte also received a foot of new snow, and Sunlight received 11 inches.

Elsewhere in Ski Country, Steamboat recorded eight inches of new snow, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort and Telluride saw six inches, Wolf Creek measured five inches, Howelsen received four inches, and Powderhorn and Silverton each received two inches.

With the Christmas and New Years holiday weekends around the corner, skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country will enjoy the greatest gift of all: plentiful, soft snow that makes Colorado the top state for skiing and snowboarding in America. Snow totals will continue to add up throughout Monday, and more snow is in the forecast later this week. Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: