How much snow did ski resorts get from the latest storm?
When the howling snowstorm moved into Summit County and surrounding areas Wednesday afternoon, it caused a mess on the roads but beauty in the mountains with ski resorts getting several inches of fresh snow.
Breckenridge Ski Resort got 9 inches of natural snow in addition to the snow made with the resort’s recently fired-up snow guns. Breckenridge plans to open Friday, Nov. 8.
Keystone Resort had 7 inches of natural snow accumulation, helping out its new runs on the North Peak, which opens Friday, Oct. 25.
Copper Mountain Resort is on track for the anticipated Friday, Nov. 8, opening with a fresh 5 inches out of the storm.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Thursday morning that the ski area had accumulated 5 inches of new snow. It also positioned snow guns on the summit in order to get the top runs open soon. On Wednesday, A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth reported on Al’s Blog that the ski area has accumulated a total of 1 foot of snow over the previous four days.
Loveland Ski Area is opening Friday, Oct. 25, with three runs — Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run — that make one full top-to-bottom run. The ski area announced its opening Tuesday after receiving 10 inches of fresh snow, but after Wednesday night’s storm they can now open with five extra inches of new powder.
Down mountain, Vail Ski Resort reported 6 inches of new snow and announced that they have fired up their snow guns. Vail plans to open Friday, Nov. 15. Beaver Creek Resort received 9 inches and is expected to open Wednesday, Nov. 27.
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