Lots of Weekend Snow for the Colorado High Country

Heavy snow fell in the Colorado high country over Thanksgiving weekend resulting in treacherous driving conditions.  A couple of multiple vehicle crashes along I-70 led to shut downs on an already busy holiday travel weekend.  Although roads were terrible, the skiing was superb with most areas in the mountains receiving over a foot of snow with some places over two feet!   Here are some totals from local storm reports over the weekend:

Mount Zirkel:  37.7″

Mount Audubon:  28.6″

Rabbit Ears Pass:  26.0″

Spicer:  23.4″

Loveland Pass:  20.8″

Arapahoe Peak:  20.8″

Cameron Pass:  19.5″

Longs Peak:  19.5″

Berthoud Pass:  15.6″

Rand:  15.6″

Gould:  15.6″

Grand Lake:  14.3″

Copper Mountain:  13.0″

Winter Park:  13.0″

Guanella Pass:  11.7″

Silverthorne:  11.7″

Red Feather Lakes:  9.1″

Meeker Park:  9.1″

 

NWS probabilities for this week are as follows: 

LOW END:

HIGH END:

Another round of snow is poised to hit the high country once again this week, but so far accumulations should be minimal between 1-3″ for most places with isolated higher amounts at higher elevations and westward facing slopes.  If you can make it up to the high country this week, skiing conditions should be perfect with new fresh powder and mild temperatures along with some sunshine early in the week!

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