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Colorado’s Ski Resorts Enjoying Week Of Powder-Packed Winter Weather

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While Winter Olympics fans watched U.S. athletes garner medals at Vancouver this past week, Colorado ski and snowboard resorts were watching their snow totals build.

According to Colorado Ski Country USA, the voice of the Colorado ski industry, steady winter storms across the state have been creating weekly snow totals of Olympic-sized proportions and robust mid-season conditions.

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All 22 CSCUSA resorts received new snow in recent days and more snow is expected in Ski Country through the Feb. 20-21, 2010 weekend.

"Resorts are hopeful that this last week's snow and the powder we are expecting will drive some increased visitation," said Melanie Mills, the President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA.

Conditions are looking good all around the state's resort areas.

For example, this week in Southwest Colorado, Silverton Mountain received 24 inches of new powder. Telluride added 10 inches to their terrain and Wolf Creek freshened up their 97-inch base with an inch more. Durango is counting up the accumulation from a mega storm the resort said is dumping powder as this report was being written.

Resorts in the Central Rockies added new snow with Monarch's weekly total at 22 inches and counting. Nearly two feet of powder has fallen in Aspen/Snowmass during the last seven days. Crested Butte is looking at seven new inches so far this week, Sunlight at six, and Powderhorn at one inch.

Snow continues to accumulate in Northern Colorado with Steamboat reporting 19 new inches and 15 out of 19 days with new snow this month.

Along the Front Range this week, storms have brought 22 inches to Copper, more than 17 inches to Winter Park and Loveland, and over a foot of new snow to Arapahoe Basin. Five inches of frozen precipitation has piled up at Ski Cooper, and a few inches have fallen at SolVista Basin, Echo Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort.

The 2009/10 season so far has been a good one for resorts as well as skiiers and boarders, Mills said.

"The season got off to a solid start," she added. "We were happy that our first period skier visits were up over last season and we had good reports from the President's Day holiday. It always helps to get good snow, too, which has really started to happen in the last few weeks."

Even though spring is right around the corner, Mill's said there's a lot of ski and snowboarding season left.

"For now, we're glad to see some forward momentum and we are hopeful it will continue," she said.

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing Colorado's 22 ski and snowboard resorts. For a complete listing of Colorado Ski Country USA member events and Colorado snow conditions, visit
www.ColoradoSki.com.


 
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