Spring Storm Catapults Colorado into its Snowiest Month
The beginning of this week delivered healthy amounts of snow to each of Colorado Ski Country USAs 22 resorts. The fresh snow helped some resorts reach benchmark totals for the season, while for others, resulted in yet another classic Colorado spring storm blanketing runs for March skiing and riding.
During the past 48 hours, Silvertons 28 inches led the way for the state, while Tellurides 14 inches gave skiers and riders amazing conditions in which to play. Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort amassed 19 inches, and Wolf Creek rounded out the region with a massive foot and a half of fresh snow.
Monarchs 16 inches and Crested Buttes seven inches kicked off their spring ski weeks on a great note. On the Western Slope, Powderhorn received a copious 14 inches of new snow, while in the northern part of the state, Steamboats 10 inches allowed that resort to reach another accumulation milestone for the season helping Ski Town U.S.A. record a four-wire winter, which is when the snow stacks up past the resorts fourth row of fence wires. Nearby Howelsen Hill reported just more than an inch from the storm.
Aspens four resorts varied in 48 hour storm totals. Snowmass lead the way with three inches while Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk also reported fresh snow. Perched just up the road in Glenwood Springs, Sunlight saw a half-foot fall.
In Leadville, Ski Cooper received a couple of inches of new snow, while Copper Mountain reported three. Winter Park accumulated five inches during the 48 hour time period, and just down the road, SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch was given two inches. Nearer to the Front Range, Loveland received six inches and Eldora received three fresh inches, while Arapahoe Basin and Echo benefited from two powdery inches each.