An impressive snow storm moved into Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) on Monday leaving double digit snow totals at many resorts, with more snow predicted for later this week.
The Central and Southwest mountains witnessed the bulk of the storm with Silverton Mountain as the major benefactor reaping 19 inches, and Wolf Creek 18 inches, both in a 48 hour period.
During the same 48 hours, seventeen inches fell at Snowmass, 16 inches at Buttermilk, 15 inches came down at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and 14 inches covered Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Sunlight Mountain Resort. In fact, the Highland Bowl at Aspen only opened briefly today due to control work, so skiers and riders can look forward to more untracked powder as the week continues.
Just about a foot of snow fell at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort and Steamboat Resort, with both resorts reporting 11 inches in the last 48 hours. Telluride is enjoying 10 inches of new snow, Winter Park-seven-and-a-half and Monarch a solid seven.
Front Range resorts also benefited from the storm with Ski Cooper and Eldora collecting five inches, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin totaling four.
The storm left new snow at SolVista Basin, Loveland Ski Area, Powderhorn and Echo Mountain as well, anywhere from three-and-a-half to two inches.
Resorts are recognizing Safety Week this week with activities and promotions to raise awareness about being safe on the slopes. And resorts continue to offer deals for beginners and advanced skiers and riders for January Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.
More snow is expected in Colorado later this week. Meanwhile, skiers and snowboarders are able to take advantage of quintessential Colorado blue bird skies and deep powder conditions.
With a clear shift in the winter weather patterns and plenty of deals to take advantage of throughout the season in Aspen/Snowmass, now is the time to book and save on a winter ski vacation.
In addition to the always available 7-day advance pricing on lift tickets, there is a deal for nearly every single day of the remaining season. Highlighted below are just a few promotions with approaching booking deadlines.
College X Pass – Book by January 25, 2012
The College X Pass is now on sale and offers skiing/riding for under $40/day over X Games for guests 24 years of age or younger with a valid ID from an accredited 4-year college. This product is a picture pass valid for two days of skiing or riding during Winter X Games Aspen 2012 for only $79 and is good on all four mountains. Visitwww.aspensnowmass.com/xpass to book or for more info.
Kids Fly Free to Aspen/Snowmass – Book by February 17, 2012
Ski.com (www.ski.com), North America’s largest provider of mountain vacations, is offering free flights for children to Snowmass Village, Colo. (www.ski.com/snowmass). Families who purchase a Ski.com package by February 17 that includes at least five nights of lodging in March at any Snowmass property and four days of lift tickets valid at Aspen/Snowmass receive one free airline ticket for a child ages seven to 12. To learn more about how kids can fly free to Snowmass with Ski.com, visitwww.ski.com/snowmassflyfree.
In addition to these offers the Kids Ski & Stay FREE package for both March and April is back as well as the Perfect Storm and Spring Escape MVP. New this year is the Spring Jam package and a late-spring package: Highlands Last Call. For more information or to book any of these packages, please visit www.aspensnowmass.com.deals or call 1-800-525-6200.