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Storm brings Colorado ski areas much-needed snow

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 02:42:21-05

DENVER -- After several weeks of delayed openings and less-than-perfect conditions, Mother Nature rewarded those patient skiers and riders with a bonanza of snow! Two feet of the white gold fell in the mountains in the last four days, blanketing several Colorado ski areas with fresh powder.

Colorado Ski County USA reported skiers and riders who visited Cooper for its opening weekend enjoyed 15 inches while Winter Park Resort welcomed 14 inches for the opening of Mary Jane Territory. Elsewhere, Copper Mountain reported 13 inches, Eldora welcomed a foot of new snow, Monarch Mountain and Crested Butte each received 10 inches and Aspen Highlands saw 9 inches of fresh snow.

This recent storm will allow ski areas to continue to build their snow base and open more terrain before the busy holiday season, Colorado Ski Country said.

Remaining Ski Area Open Dates:

  • December 15 Powderhorn
  • December 17 Granby Ranch
  • December 29 Silverton

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