Well, for once (or twice, perhaps) we were right on with the prediction we made a couple of days ago that the open ski areas in Colorado would pick up around nine inches of new snow after the first two or three fell on the first night of the storm.
October was a pretty good month for snow in the high country, excepting the almost two weeks where we were high and dry between this latest snow storm and the previous one.
It’s still snowing a bit this morning, so there may be some more snow totals to report tomorrow morning. It should clear out by noon or so for the weekend, which looks to be rather “breezy,” as the National Weather Service puts it.
Then, on Monday, the forecast calls for a new wave of snow to hit the mountains with snow “likely” Monday night into Tuesday. In fact, it looks as though it might be unsettled up there most of next week, which is good news for Breckenridge and Wolf Creek, which open for the season next Friday, Nov. 8.
Wolf Creek will open for the weekend only tomorrow and Sunday, close through Thursday, then open for good on Friday. So, by the end of next week we’ll have six Colorado ski resorts on the snow report list, and more importantly, more terrain for everyone to choose from.
Until then, here are the 24- and 48-hour snow totals…
Arapahoe Basin: 5”, 7” (3 lifts, 6 trails, 1 terrain park, 90 acres, 18” base)
Copper Mountain: 5”, 8” (3 lifts, 4 trails, 1 terrain park, 60 acres, 19” base)
Keystone: 4”, 5” (6 lifts, 4 trails, 65 acres, 1 terrain park, 22” base)
Loveland: 5 1/2”, 9” (2 lifts, 4 trails, 99 acres, 18” base)