Our prediction, based on an analysis of various other predictions, was that Colorado’s ski areas (at least those that are open or opening this weekend) would see up to six additional inches of new snow, on top of what flew in on Wednesday night, by Friday.
It appears that we’re about two inches or so from that additional six, which would mean grand totals of around nine inches at the open ski areas from this storm. Not bad, but it appears that a lot of ski areas that aren’t open or won’t open until next week or later in November picked up a heftier dose yesterday.
Aspen/Snowmass reported around 10 inches of new snow yesterday, Beaver Creek around 7, Vail 5, and Wolf Creek 5. It continues to snow lightly this morning and should clear out completely by tomorrow with the next round of snow expected on Monday.
Wolf Creek will open just for the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, and Copper Mountain and Keystone open for the season on Friday. We’ll likely have some updates on this weekend’s openings later today or tomorrow morning when Copper and Keystone are added to the daily Colorado Ski and Snow Report. Until then, here are the 24- and 48-hour snow totals…
Arapahoe Basin: 2”, 5” (3 lifts, 6 trails, 1 terrain park, 90 acres, 18” base)
Loveland: 3 1/2”, 6” (2 lifts, 4 trails, 99 acres, 18” base)