Ski Resort Life

Colorado Resorts Reign as the Kings of Spring


DENVER, Colo. March 31, 2008 – Weekend storms brought spring powder days to many Colorado resorts with new snow depths reaching as much as a foot-and-a-half in some areas. Aspen Highlands and Beaver Creek were both bestowed 19 inches of fresh snow while Snowmass and Steamboat received 18 new inches.

Over the weekend 16 inches of powder fell on Aspen Mountain and 15 fell on Vail. Substantial amounts of snow fell in other parts of the state including Crested Butte, who received 15 inches, and Loveland who received 13 inches. And both Winter Park and Buttermilk were blanketed with a foot of fresh.

Copper Mountain, Eldora, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Telluride and Echo Mountain all received more than half a foot of spring powder.

Abundant winter snowfall and spring storms like these keep Colorado’s ski season in full swing. Many resorts have events planned through the end of the season, including Breckenridge’s Spring Massive, Wolf Creek’s Local’s Appreciation Day, Monarch’s Kayak Boatercross, Purgatory’s (Durango) end of season Purgy’s Sacrifice Party, Echo’s Intergalactic Pond Skim and Arapahoe Basin’s Enduro.

Significant snow totals this season have prompted some resorts to extend winter operations. Aspen Highlands is the latest resort to extend their closing date, along with Monarch, Purgatory (Durango) and Wolf Creek.

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