Bleak Snowpack Forces Closure Of Colorado Ski Area

Bleak Snowpack Forces Closure Of Colorado Ski Area

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Bleak Snowpack Forces Closure Of Colorado Ski Area

Skiers and riders in Colorado are hoping he 2017/2018 ski season is a depressing anomaly. The unseasonable low snow and high temps plaguing the state this year is even forcing Hesperus Ski Area to close its doors.

The Durango ski area is holding a pathetic 5″ base currently and has only seen 33″ so far this season according to its website. Right now we don’t know whether the ski area will be able to reopen this year but the forecast is not looking good. Tomorrow will likely see temps at the mountain rise into the 40’s with balmy weather continuing for the foreseeable future.

Right now the southern San Juan mountains are holding just 52% of their Snow Water Equivalent for this time of year. Colorado as a whole is reporting a meager 69% of its average snowpack.

Find up-to-date conditions here: Hesperus Snow Report

 

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