fresh snow this week just in time for Easter weekend

For the past week, the eastern plains of Colorado have been plagued by dry air, wind and fire danger. But under a westerly jet stream, it can lead to snowmaking upriver in the mountains.

The big winners this week are Aspen Snowmass at 23″ and Winter Park at 20″ of snow in the last 3 days.

The blustery westerly winds continue over the weekend, with constant gusts of 30-40 mph in the high country. Light flurries are also possible throughout the weekend, with totals in the range of 1 to 4 inches for the central and northern mountains, mostly missing the San Juans.

Here’s a look at the Colorado ski area’s snowfall totals for the season (as of April 14, 2022):

2022 Colorado Ski Area Closure Dates:

Arapahoe Basin TBD – June
Mount Aspen April 24
Aspen Highlands Farm
Buttermilk Farm
beaver stream April 17
Breckenridge May 30
Cooper April 17
copper mountain April 24
crested mound Farm
echo mountain April 17
Eldora April 17
Granby Ranch Farm
Hesperus Farm
Howelson Hill Farm
Mount Kendall Farm
keystone April 17
Loveland Ski Area May 8
monarch mountain April 17
powder horn Farm
Purgatory April 17
Silverton Heliski Farm; Free April 17
mass of snow April 17
Steamboat Farm
Sunlight Farm
Telluride Farm
Vail 1st May
winter park Winter Park April 24; Mary Jane TBD May
wolf creek April 17

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