April 3, 2003
Can you handle more snow? Sure you can. Last night’s weather may have brought in up to 3 inches with overnight lows from 16 to 27 degrees.
The snow was also supposed to come in along with winds from the southwest at a clip of between 35 and 45 mph.
Today should be relatively cold and windy with snow showers throughout the day. Highs are to be in the mid-20s to lower 40s with west winds from 25 to 35 mph.
Tonight there is a 50 percent chance of snow showers with lows from 7 to 16 degrees, which is downright chilly.
Friday should bring mostly cloudy conditions with a slight chance of snow and temps in the 20s and 30s. Saturday and Sunday should be mostly cloudy and breezy with temps in the low 30s.
And here’s a look at how other resorts around Colorado are doing this week:
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Arapahoe Basin has an 85-inch base with 69 trails and 4 lifts running.
Beaver Creek has 79 inches with 146 trails and 14 lifts.
Breckenridge has an 86-inch base with 146 trails and 27 lifts.
Copper has an 81-inch base with 126 trails open and 21 lifts open.
Crested Butte has a 60-inch base, is 85 percent open and has 8 of 14 lifts running. The Butte closes Sunday.
Durango has a 61-inch base, is 47 percent open and has 1 of 11 lifts open. It will close on Sunday as well.
Keystone has a 66-inch base, is 100 open and is running 9 of 21 lifts.
Loveland has an 89-inch base, is 100 percent open and has 9 of 11 lifts running.
Monarch has a 94-inch base, is 100 percent open and is running 4 of 5 lifts. It will close on Sunday.
Powderhorn is closed for the season, as are Ski Cooper and SolVista.
Steamboat has an 86-inch base, is 100 percent open and is running 13 of 20 lifts.
Sunlight has a 50-inch base, has 67 of 67 trails open and is running 3 of 4 lifts. It will close on Sunday.
Telluride has a 64-inch base, is 96 percent open and is running 14 of 16 lifts. It too will close on Sunday, thus sending hordes of Trustafarians out across the western landscape.
Vail has an 83-inch base, has 5,230 acres open, and is running all but one of its 33 lifts.
Winter Park has a monster 108-inch base and yet, for some strange reason, is only 90 percent open.
Wolf Creek has a state-topping 109-inch base, 1,600 acres and 6 of 6 lifts open. Sunday will be the resort’s last day.
Speaking of last days (no, this is not about the Middle East), the Highland Bowl’s last official day is also Sunday, April 6, at least for this season.
We suggest you make tracks rather than dither in the doldrums of indecision.