Colorado Back country hidden Spots at Wolf Creek Ski Resort

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Despite a slow start to the winter season, some of Colorado's resorts have greatly benefited from recent snowfall. Wolf Creek Ski Area, in southwestern Colorado, got 24 inches of snow over the weekend (with Friday included, 33 inches) and 45 inches over the last week, pushing them past the 200-inch mark for the season.

According to the Wolf Creek website, the ski area has gotten 210 inches of snow to-date this season. That's 17.5 feet! The current snow depth at the summit of the ski area is quite high, too, at 100 inches. Once again, Wolf Creek has lived up to its reputation of being one of the snowiest places in Colorado.

Despite recent storms that have hit Colorado, statewide snowpack remains quite low – 72 percent of the median as of January 21. It's worth noting that this data has yet to be updated to include this past weekend's storm. While this past weekend's storm will likely boost the snowpack significantly in some areas, other parts of the state were missed by the storm completely.

Thankfully, more snow is on the way to Colorado in upcoming days, as well as another potential storm next weekend. See more details here.

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Spencer McKee manages the OutThere Colorado digital publication as the Director of Content and Operations. In his spare time, Spencer loves to rock climb, trail run, and mountain bike. Follow along with his adventures on Instagram at @spence.outside


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The only surprise is it took them this long to do it. But this year sucks for snow anyway...

C'mooooon February and March! No whammies!

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