Spring? Not with 15-18″ of Fresh light snow this morning. It’s a skiers heaven

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Spring? Not with 15-18

This week was so nice (of course I no longer ski and enjoy 55 degree days with dry sidewalks). That’s what we had most of the week, but yesterday about noon it started to snow, by dinner time it was a white out, and this morning it was 15-18″ of fresh light powder. In most ski towns, snow this late in the season is like lead, but this is the advantage of being at 9,600 feet above sea level. It should be a great Easter, and hiding eggs is the snow is really fun.

The skiers are very happy and the water table is benefiting, but, gosh, I have had enough of it

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The skiers are very happy and the water table is benefiting, but, gosh, I have had enough of it

another foot of snow this morning, and Breckenridge is about to break through to double digit base…it’s 99″. It’s been amazing, Breckenridge couldn’t be busier but, I am worried about what happens after the ski area closes on April 27. In my 35 years I have seen it keep snowing right up to mid June when we declare summer has arrived. Thank goodness for Denver. It will be a balmy 70 degrees on Monday.

Colorado Ski Business is on a High

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-Aspen Times/Aspen Daily News, 03.18.14

SKI COUNTRY: STRONG JAN., FEB. NUMBERS

Colorado Ski Country USA Monday reported that its 21 member resorts recorded an 8.6% increase in skier visits in January and February over the same two months last season. Through February, visitation at Ski Country’s member-resorts was up 13% for the 2013-14 season. Last week, Vail Resorts, not a member of Ski Country, reported visitation was up 11.9% through January at its 4 Colorado ski resorts.

The first peek at Peak 6 ski area, scheduled to open this winter

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The first peek at Peak 6 ski area, scheudled to open this winter

A lucky group of 14 that were taken up to see the work in progress in the new Peak 6 ski area. It will add 400 acres of lift served terrain, and nearly 150 acres of steep and deep you can hike to. Access will be through the last newest mountain, Peak 7, but the experiences will be breathtaking.
And Vail is adding nearly 20 million of activities onto the existing Peak 8 for SUMMER!