Colorado Resorts Have A Weekend of Heavy Snow Fall

Mon 13 January 14

After a slight Barren spell the Colorado region kicked in to action after the New Year with heavy snow fall in a number of resorts!

Colorado Resorts Have A Weekend of Heavy Snow Fall

Colorado Resorts Have A Weekend of Heavy Snow Fall © Jeremy Swanson

Aspen/Snowmass has seen half a foot of fresh snow since yesterday, and the first 10 days of January have seen more than a foot and a half of snow fall. With a snow base of more than 11 feet of snow conditions are excellent. Over  93 percent of the terrain open and base depths are 50 to 75 percent greater than last year .

Aspen Pillows
Aspen Pillows
Jeremy Swanson

Crested Butte is boasting the best snow in the Colorado region and has seen well over 10” of fresh snow over the weekend. With powder conditions and a 100% of the terrain open current conditions can only be described as epic.

In Breckenridge the historic opening of Peak 6 has been met by equally impressive achievement on the snow front.  Nearly four feet of snow fell this month, and the resort is  more than half way to its average January snowfall alread!

At Beaver Creek, the recent storms have allowed Ski Patrol to open the renowned Stone Creek Chutes, a favorite area of the mountain among expert riders.

Elsewhere in the region powder days and above average snowfall can be found at Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone. Since Jan. 1, thsee Colorado resorts have received up to four feet of snow, with even more forecast to fall this weekend.

A quick overview of the rideable terrain can be found below:

-       Vail: 32” of snow with nearly 5,000 acres of open terrain and 30 lifts.

-       Beaver Creek: 26” of snow with 1,776 acres of terrain open and 24 lifts.

-       Breckenridge: 46” of snow with 2,382 acres of open terrain and 33 lifts.

-       Keystone: 21” of snow with 2,328 acres of open terrain and 19 lifts.

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“Sits right on the edge of town. Some surprisingly good steep runs, but zero freeride opportunities and for a park you best head to Buttermilk or snowmass”

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