November 29, 2006
The two feet of snow that Aspen’s four ski areas received in a 48-hour period pushed it over 100 inches for the season. The year-to-date amount reached 105 inches with the latest storm, according to a press release from Colorado Ski Country USA, a trade group.Aspen/Snowmass was one of the big winners from the storm that hit Monday night and stretched into Wednesday. However, Wolf Creek ski area really scored. It had nearly three feet of snow fall in a 48-hour period and has 132 inches cumulative for the season, according to Colorado Ski Country.Wolf Creek has its entire mountain open and has a 57-inch depth at mid-mountain.Here’s what Colorado Ski Country reported for snowfall amounts for a 48-hour period as of 2 p.m. Wednesday:• Arapahoe Basin: 8 inches.• Aspen Mountain: 21 inches.• Beaver Creek: 14 inches.• Breckenridge: 10 inches.• Copper Mountain: 10 inches.• Crested Butte: 17 inches.• Echo Mountain: 12 inches.• Eldora: 8 inches.• Keystone: 9 inches.• Loveland: 15 inches.• Monarch Mountain: 10 inches.• Silverton: 18 inches.• Snowmass: 24 inches.• Steamboat: 23 inches.• Telluride: 15 inches.• Vail: 17 inches.• Winter Park/Mary Jane: 11 inches.• Wolf Creek: 34 inches.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.