Every ski resort in the state got absolutely hammered this weekend. And according to the forecast, there is a lot more snow to come…
Thank Uller, too — people were getting dangerously hungry after the last few seasons. Powder junkies everywhere were slipping into withdrawal, winter warriors were starting to look malnourished, under-fed, and shredders throughout the state had begun to fear for the future of skiing in these parts. If something hadn’t happened, Colorado might have had a bonafide snow famine on their hands — and that would have been an ugly thing to behold.
Luckily, it seems that the snow gods have returned and Rocky Mountain Ski Country is starting to look like it’s supposed to again. At long last, the wait is over:
In the Front Range, Copper got pounded with three and a half feet (42 inches) of fresh, champagne powder. Loveland, A-Basin and Cooper all topped out at about 35 inches of fresh, and Breckenridge almost broke the 50 inches mark (reporting a whopping 47 inches, the most in the state).
In the central part of the state, Aspen reported 38 inches, Vail got 34, Monarch reported 30, and Beaver Creek hit 34 inches.
The southern Rockies got their allotment, too. Silverton was blessed with a blanket of pow 45 inches thick. Wolf Creek reported 30 inches, Telluride, 25, and Purgatory saw 21.
Up north-ways Winter Park got 29 inches, and Steamboat received a round two feet (24 inches exactly).
If you ski, board, snow skate, snowshoe, sled or figgle now is the time to grab your gear, develop a swift and debilitating medical condition (I hear the 24-hour flu is going around, *wink wink) and GTFO, amigos. The slopes are waiting and they haven’t been this rad in years.
Just drive safe, don't wreck (and hold everybody else up), watch out for avalanches on I-70 and remember: this is what winter is supposed to look like.
See you up there 😉