Colorado resorts receive major snow |

Colorado resorts receive major snow

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

DENVER, Colorado – Snow started falling in the Colorado Rockies on Monday evening and continued through the night leaving up to 18 inches at Silverton Mountain and Snowmass, 15 inches at Echo Mountain, and 14 inches at Telluride Ski Resort. Effects of the storm were evident in the southwest and central parts of the state, where Wolf Creek welcomed 12 inches of fresh snow and Monarch 11 inches.

“This is an important time in the ski business and snowfall functions as a little economic stimulus from mother nature,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA.

Aspen, Eldora and Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort received more than half of a foot of new snow from this recent storm. Steamboat, Crested Butte, Winter Park, Copper Mountain, Howelsen Hill, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin were also all recipients of the storm’s distribution of winter wealth.

With fresh snow covering the state’s ski resorts, lifts will start running today at Winter Park’s Mary Jane. Additional resort openings include Powderhorn, with 12 inches of new snow, slated to open on Thursday, Sunlight Mountain Resort on Friday, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk scheduled to open on Saturday, SolVista Basin which plans to open on the 17th, and Ski Cooper on the 19th.

For information on up to date snow conditions, resort opening dates, CSCUSA or any of its 22 member resorts, please visit

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