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Today’s Colorado ski and snow report: Merry Christmas Double Post*

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If your Christmas tradition is skiing or riding, you’re in for quite a treat this morning, especially if you hit any of the ski areas along I-70. Be advised that Loveland Pass is closed for the time being due to “adverse conditions,” so be careful up there.

The big winner, showered with gifts over the past 24 hours, is Breckenridge with eight inches of new snow. And, to top it off, Peak 6 opens at Breck today!

Almost every other ski area in the state, excepting those in the southwest corner, picked up anywhere from 2 to 4 additional inches of snow as well.

The past six days have seen steady snowfall over the mountains, with most locations picking up at least a foot of new snow. Steamboat and Vail led the pack over those six days with 34 and 27 inches respectively. Nice!

Thanks to a good early season and this latest storm, we estimate that 80 percent of all skiable terrain is open across Colorado. Almost half of the ski areas are 100 percent open, or very close to that number, whilst the remaining ski areas are generally above 80 percent open.

We’re planning on hibernating for a bit since no new snow is expected in the mountains for about a week, though there’s a “slight chance” forecast during the weekend. We don’t expect it will amount to much, if anything, but if it does we’ll put the numbers together the next morning.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! In the meantime, here’s the latest snow report, with the one-, two-, three-, four-, five- and six-day totals, plus the latest terrain updates …

Arapahoe Basin: 4”, 5”, 9”, 10”, 13”, 13” (6 lifts, 100% beginner terrain open, 80% intermediate, 67% advanced, 36% expert open, 36” base)

Aspen Highlands: 2”, 2”, 4”, 9”, 11”, 13” (5 lifts, 118 trails, 1040 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 100% advanced/expert open, 39” base)

Aspen Mountain: 2”, 2”, 4”, 8”, 13”, 15” (6 lifts, 75 trails, 675 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate, 99% advanced/expert, 30” base)

Beaver Creek: 4”, 4”, 5”, 9”, 19”, 20” (24 lifts, 135 trails, 1543 acres, 84% open, 38” base)

Breckenridge: 8”, 8”, 10”, 12”, 19”, 20” (31 lifts, 106 trails, 1876 acres, 80% open, 44” base)

Buttermilk: 1”, 1”, 2”, 4”, 8”, 11” (7 lifts, 41 trails, 452 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate terrain open, 96% advanced/expert open, 26” base)

Copper Mountain: 6”, 7”, 9”, 10”, 16”, 17” (21 lifts, 110 trails, 1497 acres, 1 terrain park, 39” base)

Crested Butte: 3”, 4”, 5”, 5”, 10”, 13” (12 lifts, 86 trails, 2 terrain parks, 41” base)

Eldora: 4”, 4”, 8”, 9”, 9”, 9” (5 lifts, 90% beginner, 55% intermediate, 25% advanced terrain open, 26” base)

Keystone: 2”, 3”, 5”, 8”, 8” (19 lifts, 85 trails, 1653 acres, 100% beginner terrain open, 77% intermediate open, 44% advanced/expert)

Loveland: 4”, 5”, 7 1/2”, 9”, 11”, 12” (7 lifts, 55 trails, 764 acres, 100% beginner terrain open, 55% intermediate, 15% advanced open, 36” base)

Monarch: 1”, 2”, 3”, 7”, 12”, 14” (6 lifts, 54 trails, 100% open, 43” base)

Powderhorn: 1”, 1”, 2”, 5”, 9”, 13” (4 lifts, 90% open, 46” base)

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

Ski Granby Ranch: 2”, 3”, 8”, 9”, 9”, 11” (5 lifts, 100% beginner, 80% intermediate, 20% advanced open, 18” base)

Ski Cooper: 3”, 5”, 6”, 7”, 8”, 11” (4 lifts, 35 trails, 100% open, 35” base)

Snowmass: 2”, 2”, 4”, 7”, 11”, 14” (16 lifts, 90 trails, 3250 acres, 100% beginner/intermediate, 90% advanced/expert, 30” base)

Steamboat: 3”, 6”, 20”, 28”, 31”, 34” (16 lifts, 158 trails, 46” base)

Sunlight: 1”, 1”, 4”, 7”, 9”, 19” (3 lifts, 100% open, 33” base)

Telluride: 0”, 0”, 0”, 3”, 8”, 10” (17 lifts, 100% beginner, 86% intermediate, 90% advanced open, 43” base)

Vail: 3”, 6”, 15”, 18”, 26”, 27” (30 lifts, 158 trails, 3295 acres, 62% open, 38” base)

Winter Park: 4”, 4 1/2”, 8”, 13 1/2”, 21 1/2”, 22 1/2” (22 lifts, 122 trails, 36” base)

Wolf Creek: 0”, 0”, 1”, 1”, 5”, 8” (6 lifts, 1,600 acres, 100% open, 62” base)

*Double-posted due to the server's inability to post the first article in a timely manner

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