Snow, snow, and more snow is falling across Colorado and is expected to continue well through the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued Blizzard Warnings for Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, with Winter Storm Warnings throughout the rest of Colorado Ski Country. The southern ski areas of Telluride, Durango, Wolf Creek, and Silverton are getting pounded from the storm, with Wolf Creek getting 36 inches since last Thursday, and 23 inches overnight. Silverton had 22 inches, which makes for an epic powder day. Telluride had a foot of new snow, and Sunlight outside of Glenwood Springs had ten inches since Monday.
The snow has been non-stop in Steamboat. Loryn Kasten with the mountain says, "We're thrilled that Mother Nature is focusing her sites on Steamboat and that this storm is providing natural snow and really cold temperatures so that we can focus on opening additional terrain around the mountain."
The new snow brings ideal skiing conditions, and helps resorts open more terrain, as their season gets started. Forecasts have snow falling well through the weekend.
The blizzard is part of a weather system that began in California and moved across the country, dropping snow all along the way, making resort operators think Christmas had come early, and bringing smiles to the faces of skiers and riders.