It’s a rhetorical question, of course, and the real answer is that there is no such thing. In this case, what we mean by the “perfect storm” is one that doesn’t play favorites, providing an equitable dose of snow throughout Colorado’s ski areas, and leaves the valleys and the Front Range dry for better sick-day travel.
The storm that moved in last night and is expected to hang around most of the day came about as close as you can to the conditions noted above for the “perfect storm.”
We’ll admit that the other condition for perfection, lacking so far, is at least a foot of new snow everywhere. However, this could change by the time tomorrow morning’s Colorado Snow Report rolls around, so be sure to check back in to see what happened.
Loveland Pass is closed this morning due to “adverse conditions,” otherwise the roads are not too bad so far. As noted, snow is falling and will continue to fall, followed by three dry days, and then another chance for snow starting Friday.
We’ll keep you updated as always, and if you missed it, check out yesterday’s report, which updated who has what and how much terrain open, plus some interesting stats and the previous week’s snow accumulation totals.
We’ll likely update the terrain report again on Wednesday, and look for some upcoming event previews as well this week. In the meantime, here are the 24-hour snow totals from Colorado’s ski areas…
Arapahoe Basin: 5”
Aspen Highlands: 6”
Aspen Mountain: 3”
Copper Mountain: 7”
Crested Butte: 0”
Ski Cooper: 6”
Ski Granby Ranch: 1”
Winter Park: 4 1/2”
Wolf Creek: 3”