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Today’s Colorado ski and snow report: Christmas present update

Sun Down Bowl at Vail this morning looks ripe for the poaching with 9 inches of snow reported over the past 24 hours there.
Sun Down Bowl at Vail this morning looks ripe for the poaching with 9 inches of snow reported over the past 24 hours there.
Vail Mountain

More presents were left under the tree yesterday, and conditions should be quite nice this Christmas week. Plus, all of the ski areas have been working feverishly to get everything open.

Most of Colorado’s ski areas are at or near 100 percent open, but it appears we need one more round of snow to get there all the way around.

We may see some snow on Christmas Eve, but not enough to quality as a “round.” Other than that it’s expected to be dry most of the week with the next chance for snow showing up next weekend.

Snow is still falling in the mountains, mainly along your I-70 route, so stay safe if you’re headed up there this morning. Loveland Pass is closed due to “adverse conditions,” so if you’re going to sample the new snow at A-Basin, you’ll need to head through the tunnel and take the left toward Keystone when you get to Dillon and Silverthorne.

Here’s the latest snow report, with the one-, two-, three- and four-day totals from the latest round of snow, plus the latest terrain updates …

Arapahoe Basin: 3”, 5”, 8”, 8” (6 lifts, 100% beginner terrain open, 80% intermediate, 67% advanced, 36% expert open, 33” base)

Aspen Highlands: 2”, 7”, 9”, 11” (5 lifts, 116 trails, 1015 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 96% advanced/expert open, 37” base)

Aspen Mountain: 2”, 6”, 11”, 13” (6 lifts, 75 trails, 673 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate, 99% advanced/expert, 31” base)

Beaver Creek: 1”, 5”, 15”, 16” (24 lifts, 135 trails, 1543 acres, 84% open, 36” base)

Breckenridge: 2”, 4”, 11”, 12” (29 lifts, 89 trails, 1510 acres, 64% open, 38” base)

Buttermilk: 1”, 3”, 7”, 10” (7 lifts, 38 trails, 431 acres, 92% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 94% advanced/expert open, 24” base)

Copper Mountain: 2”, 3”, 9”, 10” (21 lifts, 104 trails, 1399 acres, 1 terrain park, 36” base)

Crested Butte: 1”, 1”, 6”, 9” (12 lifts, 86 trails, 2 terrain parks, 41” base)

Eldora: 4”, 5”, 5”, 5” (7 lifts, 90% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced terrain open, 26” base)

Keystone: 1”, 3”, 6”, 6” (19 lifts, 85 trails, 1658 acres, 100% beginner terrain open, 80% intermediate open, 44% advanced/expert)

Loveland: 2 1/2”, 4”, 6”, 7” (7 lifts, 55 trails, 764 acres, 100% beginner terrain open, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced open, 35” base)

Monarch: 1”, 5”, 10”, 12” (6 lifts, 54 trails, 100% open, 46” base)

Powderhorn: 1”, 4”, 8”, 12” (4 lifts, 90% open, 47” base)

Purgatory: 0”, 0”, 5”, 6” (9 lifts, 100% open, 42” base)

Ski Granby Ranch: 5”, 6”, 6”, 8” (5 lifts, 60% beginner, 90% intermediate, 20% advanced open, 18” base)

Ski Cooper: 1”, 2”, 3”, 6” (4 lifts, 35 trails, 100% open, 32” base)

Snowmass: 2”, 5”, 9”, 12” (16 lifts, 89 trails, 3000 acres, 99% beginner/intermediate, 63% advanced/expert, 30” base)

Steamboat: 14”, 22”, 25”, 28” (16 lifts, 158 trails, 50” base)

Sunlight: 3”, 6”, 8”, 18” (3 lifts, 100% open, 35” base)

Telluride: 0”, 3”, 8”, 10” (17 lifts, 100% beginner, 89% intermediate, 88% advanced open, 44” base)

Vail: 9”, 12”, 20”, 21” (30 lifts, 158 trails, 3295 acres, 62% open, 39” base)

Winter Park: 3 1/2”, 9”, 17”, 18” (22 lifts, 121 trails, 38” base)

Wolf Creek: 0”, 0”, 4”, 7” (6 lifts, 1,600 acres, 100% open, 63” base)