Tons of snow fell at ski resorts over the weekend, with more to come

Eleven Colorado ski resorts picked up a foot or more of snow over the weekend and six can expect another foot or more over the next five days, according to OpenSnow.

Wolf Creek sits atop both lists with 23 inches dropped over the weekend and another 18 in the five-day forecast. Powderhorn also hit the 20-inch mark over the weekend.

Other resorts receiving a foot or more include Aspen Highlands and Monarch at 17, Crested Butte and Steamboat at 15. Hesperus, Purgatory and Vail received 13, while Beaver Creek and Telluride received 12.

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The next influx of mountain snow is expected mid-week, according to Joel Gratz, founding meteorologist of OpenSnow, a mountain snow forecasting and reporting service.

“Tuesday, when most of the mountains experience dry weather throughout the day, the early energies of the midweek storm will bring snow showers to the northern mountains,” Gratz wrote in his Monday report. morning. “From Tuesday evening through Wednesday, snow showers will intensify over the northern mountains, with snow likely becoming moderate to heavy by Wednesday afternoon. Areas north of I-70 may see powder in Wednesday afternoon From Wednesday evening to Thursday morning, all mountains will see the most snow, with Thursday morning probably being the best time for powder.

Steamboat, Telluride, Silverton, Snowmass and Beaver Creek should get a foot or more. Other regions that can expect to hit double-digits include Aspen Highlands, Purgatory, Aspen, Buttermilk, Crested Butte and Vail.

Nine of Colorado’s 28 resort towns are reporting base depths at 100% or more of their historical averages for this date. Wolf Creek sits at 117% and Powderhorn at 115%. Others at 100% or higher include the four Aspen Snowmass, Sunlight, Crested Butte and Monarch resorts.

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