15" of snow reported on Beaver Creek Mountain
Vail, CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY ” Beaver Creek and Vail mountains got their first big snowfall of the ski season this weekend and more snow may fall Wednesday through Sunday.
At mid-mountain, 15 inches of new snow was reported at Beaver Creek this morning. Vail Mountain and Breckenridge got 11 inches, and Keystone got 7 inches, Vail Resorts said.
Three to 6 inches could fall in the Vail Valley during a quick-moving storm ” coming from the Pacific Northwest ” Wednesday night through Thursday afternoon, said Jeff Colton, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
A second storm could leave 2 to 4 inches Friday night through Sunday, Colton said. Coming from the coast of southern California, the storm could swing to the south, meaning more snow for the San Juan Mountains than in the Vail Valley, he said.
“Big accumulations at this point don’t look likely,” he said.
Beaver Creek Mountain’s Rose Bowl opens Monday at 9 a.m., Vail Resorts said.
Vail has opened more than 1,000 acres of terrain, 67 trails and 15 lifts.
Breckenridge will open Peak 8 Saturday, Vail Resorts said.
Keystone opened a second terrain park this weekend that has more than 30 boxes, rails, wall-rides and other jib features. North Peak, Keystone’s second mountain, will be open next weekend, Vail Resorts said.
Saturday’s Birds of Prey World Cup super-G race on Beaver Creek Mountain was postponed until Monday at 10 a.m. as heavy snow, winds and fog made for unsafe racing conditions.
The giant slalom was held Sunday.
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