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Today’s Colorado ski and snow report: early Christmas presents?

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Conditions in the mountains right now are “unsettled,” meaning we have potential for snow, and a decent potential, every day all the way through Christmas. However, what that translates to with each morning’s snow report is difficult to say, exactly.

For instance, there was a big wall of clouds over the mountains yesterday, as seen from Denver. And, sure, it snowed, but the problem was, it didn’t really snow that much; just enough to make the roads slick. There were some notable exceptions that clocked in at three inches or more: Aspen Highlands, Crested Butte, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Steamboat and Sunlight. You can see the results in the snow totals listed below.

However, as we move into the weekend, the snow accumulation potential gets better, peaking on Saturday afternoon and night into Sunday morning. So, we expect you can possibly get a powder day or at least a decent layer of fresh snow to play with on Sunday. The only problem is, it will be quite a bit colder and windier this weekend than it was this past week.

Stay tuned here for the latest. In the meantime, here’s the latest 24-hour snow report plus the latest terrain updates …

Arapahoe Basin: 0” (6 lifts, 100% beginner terrain open, 80% intermediate, 67% advanced, 36% expert open, 30” base)

Aspen Highlands: 4” (4 lifts, 115 trails, 1014 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 96% advanced/expert open, 35” base)

Aspen Mountain: 2” (6 lifts, 75 trails, 673 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate, 99% advanced/expert, 24” base)

Beaver Creek: 1” (24 lifts, 128 trails, 1456 acres, 79% open, 28” base)

Breckenridge: 1” (28 lifts, 86 trails, 1392 acres, 59% open, 33” base)

Buttermilk: 1” (7 lifts, 38 trails, 431 acres, 92% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 94% advanced/expert open, 21” base)

Copper Mountain: 1” (20 lifts, 105 trails, 1426 acres, 1 terrain park, 28” base)

Crested Butte: 3” (10 lifts, 78 trails, 2 terrain parks, 37” base)

Eldora: 0” (5 lifts, 90% beginner, 55% intermediate terrain open, 24” base)

Keystone: 0” (19 lifts, 83 trails, 1646 acres, 93% beginner terrain open, 74% intermediate open, 44% advanced/expert)

Loveland: 1/4” (7 lifts, 51 trails, 693 acres, 92% beginner terrain open, 55% intermediate, 9% advanced open, 32” base)

Monarch: 2” (6 lifts, 54 trails, 100% open, 39” base)

Powderhorn: 0” (4 lifts, 90% open, 40” base)

Purgatory: 1” (6 lifts, 100% open, 37” base)

Ski Granby Ranch: 0” (4 lifts, 60% beginner, 89% intermediate, 20% advanced open, 16” base)

Ski Cooper: 3” (3 lifts, 35 trails, 100% open, 25” base)

Snowmass: 3” (13 lifts, 83 trails, 2608 acres, 91% beginner/intermediate, 46% advanced/expert, 24” base)

Steamboat: 3” (14 lifts, 158 trails, 34” base)

Sunlight: 7” (3 lifts, 100% open, 33” base)

Telluride: 2” (17 lifts, 93% beginner, 89% intermediate, 73% advanced open, 41” base)

Vail: 1” (25 lifts, 132 trails, 2591 acres, 49% open, 29” base)

Winter Park: 1/2” (19 lifts, 114 trails, 28” base)

Wolf Creek: 3" (6 lifts, 1,600 acres, 100% open, 62” base)

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