Winter Hits Colorado

Major storms roll through the west dumping fresh pow–finally.
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Major storms roll through the west dumping fresh pow–finally.
Copper Mtn Tripp Fay 12/9/12
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After months of wishing, waiting, and praying, the snow gods delivered a big smooch on Colorado's high country over the weekend. Thanks to a storm that dropped 8 to 12 inches at several resorts, skiers and riders hit the slopes, regaining some optimism for a a killer winter. If you didn't make it to the mountains, here are some pics and B-Roll to get you in the mood.

BEAVER CREEK


Video: Phil Eisenberg, Beaver Creek Resort

Eleven inches of fresh allowed Beaver Creek patrol to open eight additional runs.


Photo: Yann Benjamin/Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek has 20 trails and six lifts open, accessing 341 acres.

ASPEN/SNOWMASS


Photo: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

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How do 15 inches sound? Glorious. The storm that hit Summit County also pounded Aspen. The resort racked up 18 inches in 48 hours. Aspen Mountain has nine runs, with 135 acres open, and three lifts running.


Photo: Jeremy Swanson, Aspen/Snowmass

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Snowmass was blanketed in 15 inches, and now has a 24-inch mid-mountain depth. 

COPPER MOUNTAIN


Photo: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

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Copper has 269 acres and 22 trails open. More wintery weather is expected this week.


Photo: Tripp Fay, Copper Mountain

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Copper guests went all '70’s dance party Saturday night. Hey, their snow dances drew six inches of fresh. No shame, no storm.