Colorado ski resorts expecting fresh snow every day this week

Spring may have sprung at 3:23 p.m. on Monday, but another amazing snowfall week is predicted for Colorado ski resorts, especially those in the southern part of the state.

The high country will be in the grip of a seven-day snow cycle through Sunday, according to Joel Gratz, founding meteorologist at OpenSnow, a forecasting and reporting service that focuses on mountain weather. Wolf Creek, which historically gets the most snow in Colorado, is predicted to receive another 59 inches through Friday. And that’s on top of a 161-inch base depth, a season snowpack that is 49% above normal.

Purgatory can expect 40 inches, Silverton 35 inches. Five resorts — Telluride, Crested Butte, Powderhorn, Steamboat and Sunlight can expect 20-30 inches, while Snowmass, Beaver Creek, Aspen Highlands and Vail are looking at 16-19 inches.. Nine other areas are expected to receive double-digit totals.

“The first round of snow will be Monday to Tuesday morning, the second round of snow will be Tuesday through Wednesday night, and then we’ll see additional waves of snow later in the week and during the weekend,” Gratz wrote in his Monday report. “This amazing season continues.”

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