For Colorado, New Mexico and Utah powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders, March has certainly come in like a
lion snow leopard. Two strong storm systems, which also brought one to three feet of snow to Mammoth and the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, barreled across much of the Western U.S. within the past seven to 10 days. The first round of storm systems hit the Colorado Rockies, New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Utah’s Wasatch Mountains around Tuesday/Wednesday of last week, dropping anywhere from a couple inches to more than a foot of snow. The second storm system came through in waves dropping intermittent inches throughout this past weekend through this Tuesday/Wednesday, which added up to another foot of snow at some resorts.
Not only does the new snowfall provide great snow conditions for the near future, but the added snow will ensure great spring-skiing snowpack.
Here’s who made out the best in the West:
Colorado ski resorts 7-day snow totals:
- Aspen Snowmass: 46 inches
- Crested Butte: 45 inches
- Beaver Creek: 41 inches
- Vail: 38 inches
- Telluride: 37 inches (66 inches in the last 14 days)
- Powderhorn: 33 inches
- Breckenridge: 29 inches
- Sunlight: 25 inches (41 inches in the last 14 days)
- Copper Mountain: 21 inches
- Keystone: 18 inches
- Steamboat: 15 inches (35 inches in the last 14 days)
New Mexico ski resort 7-day snow total:
- Taos: 52 inches (69 inches in the last 14 days)
Utah ski resorts 7-day snow totals:
- Solitude: 30 inches
- Snowbird: 27 inches
- Canyons: 27 inches
- Alta: 25 inches
- Park City Mountain Resort: 21 inches
- Deer Valley: 20 inches
Whether you’re thinking of visiting these snowbound resorts in the next week or planning for a late-March or April spring-skiing trip, you can count on great snowpack. Start by requesting a customized quote, or if you have additional questions, speak with one of our Mountain Travel Experts by calling 800-610-8911. They can help book your complete ski vacation package, including flights, ground transfers, lodging, lift tickets, equipment rentals, activities and more!
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