Colorado snowpack catching up | AspenTimes.com

Colorado snowpack catching up

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
In this photo provided by Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Zach Kinler of Crested Butte, Colo. blasts through powder snow with his skis during the largest snow storms that is passing through the Colorado Rockies on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012. Crested Butte received more than a foot of snow. (AP Photo/Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Nathan Bilow)
AP | Crested Butte Mountain Resort

DENVER – Colorado is starting to catch up on its snowpack.

Nearly all Colorado ski resorts reported fresh snow Sunday. Silverton Mountain reported 17 inches of new snow, Telluride ski area reported 16, and Crested Butte reported 15.

Ski resorts have been complaining this winter about a lack of snow and warm temperatures. On Friday, the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Lakewood reported snowpacks in western Colorado at 57 to 68 percent of their 30-year averages.


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