To skiers’ delight, spring snow storm brings 10 inches to Winter Park |

To skiers’ delight, spring snow storm brings 10 inches to Winter Park

The view of Berthoud Pass north at around 10 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Courtesy / CDOT

There’s only three days left in the 2017-18 ski season with the Mary Jane territory at Winter Park Resort set to officially close Sunday. And much to the delight of skiers and boarders, a spring snowstorm dumped some heavy powder overnight Wednesday.

Winter Park and most of Grand County woke up to an endless blanket of white Thursday morning, with the resort reporting that 10 inches of new snow had fallen.

While the snow was well received by skiers, it caused a headache for others.

The heavy snow on power lines across the town of Winter Park has been causing power fluctuations, according to the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department. The department has also asked that drivers remain cognizant of the poor road conditions, with the snow that has fallen quickly turning into slush on the roads.

Moderate to heavy snowfall will continue through midday in the mountains with additional accumulations of four to eight inches possible, according to the National Weather Service in Denver. Snow is expected to taper off, turning to rain Thursday evening.

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