Snow blankets Colorado resorts with up to 45 inches of powder |

Snow blankets Colorado resorts with up to 45 inches of powder

Staff report

Aspen's Mikey Wechsler takes a turn through fresh powder on Aspen Mountain on March 1.
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times

Colorado ski resorts reaped as much as 45 inches of snow from the storm cycle that tamed down Monday.

Colorado Ski Country USA reported Monday the snow totals that its members received between Friday and Monday. Leading the list was Silverton Mountain with 45 inches of snowfall.

Copper Mountain was close on its heels with 42 inches. Aspen Highlands was right behind with 38 inches, while Aspen Mountain collected 32 inches and Snowmass 30 inches.

Loveland Ski Area received 33 inches and topped 300 inches for the season-to-date, according to Colorado Ski Country USA. Arapahoe Basin collected 32 inches from the storm while Ski Cooper near Leadville tallied 34 inches. Monarch Mountain reported 30 inches.

Elsewhere in the state, Wolf Creek Ski Area howled with glee over 30 inches, Winter Park rang in with 29 inches of new snow, Telluride had 25 inches, Steamboat had 24 inches, Powderhorn Resort came in with 23 inches while Sunlight Mountain Resort, Eldora and Purgatory reported 21 inches.

Vail Resorts doesn’t belong to the trade group for ski areas, so the snowfall amounts at Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge weren’t included in Colorado Ski Country USA’s announcement.

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