Colorado Resorts Benefit From Mid Season Powder Play

Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. Several days of consistent snowfall in Colorado’s high country was capped off this morning with accumulations totaling as much as six feet in some areas. Every resort received new snow and double digit snow totals were reported at many resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country from Aspen to Wolf Creek.

Purgatory Mountain Resort. Photo courtesy of James Bunten.

Purgatory Mountain Resort. Photo courtesy of James Bunten.

With 78 inches, Silverton Mountain in Southwest Colorado received the most snow from the storm. Neighboring Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was the next major benefactor registering 37 inches, just edging out Wolf Creek where 36 inches fell. And on the Western Slope, Colorado Ski Country USA Gem resort Powderhorn racked up 33 inches so far this week.

Steamboat resort in Northwest Colorado captured just over 26 inches, while Telluride in Southwest Colorado welcomed 23 inches. In the Central Mountains Sunlight Mountain saw 20 inches fall, Monarch boasted 18 inches, and Crested Butte 17 inches. Aspen Highlands and Snowmass both reported 12 inches of new snow from the storm while Aspen and Buttermilk both reported 8 inches.

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort

The powder didn’t stop there. Howelsen Hill received 7 inches, and closer to the Front Range, both Winter Park and Loveland stacked up 6.5 inches of fresh snow. Copper Mountain compiled an even 6 inches, Arapahoe Basin collected 5 inches and Ski Cooper gathered 4 inches. Ski Granby Ranch and Eldora both benefited from a few inches of new snow as well.

As new snow continues to fall resorts will open more terrain. To see up to date terrain opening and snowfall information, as well as events and deals, please visit

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