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48 Inches of Snow in Silverton; 37 in Durango

Posted: 10:02 am

Last updated: 5:30 pm

Ski resorts in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico received large amounts of snow the past 24 hours from the storm moving across the southwest. Snow is still falling at the resorts this morning.

Correction: Silverton Mountain officials say the number reported for Silverton in the following release should be 48 inches, not 78.

Colorado Ski Country press release:

Denver, Colo. – January 29, 2013 – Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. Several days of consistent snowfall in Colorado’s high country was capped off this morning with accumulations totaling as much as 6 feet in some areas. Every resort received new snow and double digit snow totals were reported at many resorts throughout Colorado Ski Country from Aspen to Wolf Creek.

With 78 inches, Silverton Mountain in Southwest Colorado received the most snow from the storm. Neighboring Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort was the next major benefactor registering 37 inches, just edging out Wolf Creek where 36 inches fell. And on the Western Slope, Colorado Ski Country USA Gem resort Powderhorn racked up 33 inches so far this week.

Steamboat resort in Northwest Colorado captured just over 26 inches, while Telluride in Southwest Colorado welcomed 23 inches. In the Central Mountains Sunlight Mountain saw 20 inches fall, Monarch boasted 18 inches, and Crested Butte 17 inches. Aspen Highlands and Snowmass both reported 12 inches of new snow from the storm while Aspen and Buttermilk both reported 8 inches.


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The powder didn’t stop there. Howelsen Hill received 7 inches, and closer to the Front Range, both Winter Park and Loveland stacked up 6.5 inches of fresh snow. Copper Mountain compiled an even 6 inches, Arapahoe Basin collected 5 inches and Ski Cooper gathered 4 inches. Ski Granby Ranch and Eldora both benefited from a few inches of new snow as well.

And this from the  team at Purgatory:

More than Three Feet of Powder Falls at Purgatory in 72 Hours!

DURANGO, Colo. – Mother Nature smiled down at Durango Mountain Resort and dumped more than 3 feet of snow in just 72 hours. From Saturday morning to Monday evening, the series of storms dropped 37 inches of snow at Purgatory, creating an epic alpine nirvana.

“The conditions are incredible. The 15 inches of dense snow from Saturday’s storm made a perfect base layer which is now buried under 22 inches of low density snow,” stated Sven Brunso, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Durango Mountain Resort. “The temperatures dropped on Monday and it was coming down hard again all day long. Today is crisp and clear and Purgatory is a picture perfect winter playground.”

During the month of January, more than four and a half feet – or 55 inches fell at Purgatory. The mid-mountain snow depth is currently 60 inches, making it tied as the second largest base of all Colorado ski areas and the most of any Colorado or New Mexico ski resorts. Purgatory has 100 percent of the mountain open and with the latest storms, skiers and riders can expect a fantastic powder experience and sunny, bluebird days this week!

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