Powder dump may be largest EVER!
- Created on Monday, 20 February 2012 20:54
- Written by Dena Rosenberry
It was an epic powder dump at Steamboat Springs overnight, leaving nothing but freshies for Monday skiers and snowboarders. Courtesy of Larry Pierce, Steamboat Ski Resort
Steamboat Springs got a heaping dose of powder overnight - perhaps the most epic powder day on record!
Steamboat officials said Monday afternoon that the 27 inches of snow that fell from 5 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday broke Mount Werner's previous record of 26 inches in 24 hours on Jan. 31, 1996. The ski area received 24 inches in 24 hours on Jan. 23, 1996.
And it didn't stop snowing. Another 7 inches were reported by 11 a.m. at mid-mountain!
The National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow for much of the week.
The ski area is reporting 5 feet of snow at mid-mountain in February, and 6 feet at the summit.
Other Colorado ski areas reported lots of new snow, too:
Powderhorn: 19 inches (base total, 64 inches)
Wolf Creek: 14 inches (base total, 96 inches)
Telluride: 9 inches (base total, 63 inches)
Monarch: 9 inches (base total, 55 inches)
Aspen Mountain: 7 inches (base total, 38 inches)