Photo Tour And Storm Totals: Colorado Just Got Hammered!

Photo Tour And Storm Totals: Colorado Just Got Hammered!

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Photo Tour And Storm Totals: Colorado Just Got Hammered!

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It’s not stopping at Winter Park

While April can pack some serious snow showers, rarely does the late spring month boast the deepest days of the entire season. However, for a few lucky Colorado resorts that continue to spin lifts, this weekend has proven to be one of the best weekends of the entire season and today is one of those days you don’t want to miss.

Wildcards: Aspen and Vail could receive up to 20″ of snow throughout today making them our wildcard picks for seriously deep storm skiing.

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Winter Storm Warning

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF… ASPEN… VAIL… SNOWMASS… CRESTED BUTTE… TAYLOR PARK… MARBLE.

* TIMING…PERIODS OF SNOW…HEAVY AT TIMES…OFF AND ON THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…10 TO 20 INCHES BY THIS EVENING.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH… DECREASING THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITY…REDUCED TO UNDER ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES IN
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…ROADWAYS WILL BE ICY AND SNOWPACKED WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

72 Hour Snowfall Totals

Loveland – 28.5″

Photo Credit: Kevin Luby via Loveland Ski Area Facebook Page

Going deep @Loveland yesterday | Photo Credit: Kevin Luby via Loveland Ski Area Facebook Page

Arapahoe Basin – 25″

Crazy winds kept A Basin closed for most of the day on Saturday | Photo Credit: Al's Blog

Crazy winds kept A Basin closed for most of the day on Saturday | Photo Credit: Al’s Blog

Note: Arapahoe Basin only opened its lifts for the last hour and a half of Saturday’s operations due to high winds. That closure makes the ski area a favorite for untracked lines today. 

Winter Park – 23.5″

Photo Credit: Winter Park Facebook Page

Winter Park is having one hell of a final week | Photo Credit: Winter Park Facebook Page

Breckenridge – 22″

Greg Day getting savage @Breck | Photo Credit: Breckenridge Facebook Page

Greg Day getting savage @Breck | Photo Credit: Breckenridge Facebook Page

Copper Mountain – 21″

Photo Credit: Copper Mountain Facebook Page

Sendy Sunday is in order | Photo Credit: Copper Mountain Facebook Page

Vail – 15″

Photo Credit: Vail Mountain Facebook Page

It’s been piling up since yesterday | Photo Credit: Vail Mountain Facebook Page

Wolf Creek – 13″

Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Facebook Page

Wolf Creek locals couldn’t be happier about reopening | Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Facebook Page

Aspen – 13″

Photo Credit: AspenSnowmass.com

Aspen is today’s wildcard | Photo Credit: AspenSnowmass.com

Colorado Avalanche Advisory

Avalanche danger has risen considerably in the last 72 hours with much of the state currently reporting Considerable danger near and above treeline. Soft storm slabs could be easily triggered by the weight of a single skier and the CAIC recommends conservative terrain choices and thorough snowpack assessment before traveling into avalanche terrain today.

Photo Credit: CAIC

Things could get worse during the course of Sunday’s snow storm | Photo Credit: CAIC

Find up to date avalanche bulletins for Colorado here: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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