First things first… As expected, the southwest mountains got hammered last night, but it’s spreading out across the rest of the state this morning. But as usual with these types of storms, expect big amounts at Wolf Creek, Purgatory and Silverton and lighter, varying amounts elsewhere.
The snow pushed up to the north, so that snow is currently falling from Steamboat north to Aspen west and Wolf Creek south to about Copper Mountain as the far eastern extent. It should move to the continental divide and add some snow to A-Basin, Keystone, Loveland and Winter Park tonight, but that’s about as far it’s supposed to get.
After this one, which could last through Wednesday night, the next chances for snow are Friday and Monday. And, if everything works out over the next couple of days it might be a good time to pick up Copper Mountain’s Snow Day pass.
Copper Mountain announced yesterday that the Snow Day pass is now available for $99. Snow Day passholders ski and ride at Copper for the remainder of the 2011/2012 season on any day that Copper reports 4 inches or more of snow. Plus, whatever happens of Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5) or on Copper’s Closing Day/Tax Day (April 15), passholders ski free.
Other Snow Day pass perks include no blackout dates or limitations, other than it has to snow four inches or be Super Bowl Sunday and/or Closing Day/Tax Day, and two Friends and Family vouchers for $69 lift tickets.
With an average of 30 days of more than four inches each season, Snow Day passholders can enjoy Copper for as little as $3.33 per day. Last season, after the pass was first introduced to the market, it was named the Best Ski Pass Deal of 2011 by Denver Westword’s Best Of Awards.
Copper Mountain has a web cam on its snow stake, the same one Ski Patrol uses to measure snowfall and define Snow Days. At 5 a.m., the Copper Mountain Ski Patrol will take the official reading of the Snow Stake, and if it has snowed more than four inches, passholders will be notified via email, Facebook, and Copper’s homepage.
Here are the overnight totals from across Colorado. Make sure to check back tomorrow for the two-day totals so that we can either celebrate or cry in our coffees…
Arapahoe Basin: 0”
Aspen Highlands: 0”
Aspen Mountain: 0”
Beaver Creek: 1”
Copper Mountain: 0”
Crested Butte: 0”
Echo Mountain: 0”
Silverton: NA (though it’s likely to be a lot)
Winter Park: 0”
Wolf Creek: 6″