2 new feet of new snow fell in the Colorado Ski Country USA January 2012
It’s Powder Time!
Several substantial snow storms rolled through Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) recently, leaving resorts with fresh snow measurable in feet. The most recent storm occurred over the weekend and brought nearly three feet of snow to Silverton Mountain in Southwest Colorado.
Take a look at these fantastic photos shot by Steamboat Springs photo journalist Larry Pierce. If you love powder skiing and boarding, you are likely to begin drooling now….. the “Boat” is beautiful any time of year but if you’ve never skied or boarded there, you need to put it on your bucket list.
The weekend storm was spread across the state and gave all 22 CSCUSA member ski resorts a welcome layer of fresh powder. Both Loveland Ski Area and Crested Butte Mountain Resort benefited from almost two feet of new snow; Telluride 20 inches of snow, and Copper, Steamboat and Sunlight enjoyed roughly a foot-and-a-half of fresh snow.
A little more than two feet blanketed Arapahoe Basin, Aspen/Snowmass and Eldora, while Ski Cooper and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort were just shy of two feet. About a foot powder fell at Monarch and Powderhorn, and a solid 10 inches came down at Winter Park.
Wolf Creek received eight inches of new snow from the storm, SolVista Basin received six inches and Echo Mountain benefited with four inches. Howelsen Hill was reporting three inches of new snow from the most recent weather system.
Steamboat Springs local and 3 time Olympian, Caroline Lalive, keeps a powder smile going as she floats through a new 10 inches of fresh Colorado powder this morning, Sunday, January 22, 2012.
Guests to CSCUSA resorts have been cashing in on the winter wealth Colorado has received this month by racking up numerous powder days. More new snow is expected later this week. In the meantime, skiers and snowboarders continue to take advantage of Learn to Ski and Snowboard specials being offered by resorts during the month of January.
Source: Colorado Ski Country USA