DENVER – Colorado’s ski resorts got a nice Christmas gift this year: A healthy dusting of new snow.
According to Colorado Ski Country USA, its member ski areas received over a foot of new powder in the 48-hour period ending Christmas morning.
The heaviest snowfall was at Winter Park Resort, which saw 9 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and 18 inches in 48 hours. Steamboat also saw 18 inches over that 48-hour period.
Vail Resorts reported that Vail received 7 inches Monday night, Keytone received 6 inches and Breckenridge received 5 inches overnight.
Areas to the south got less snowfall – Aspen Snowmass and Aspen Mountain reported just 4 inches of new snow.
Snow is expected to continue in the high country through the day Monday.