Hi, Even though 5-10" of snow fell on the i70 resorts this past weekend a LOT more snow is needed to open new terrain. Specially south facing terrain. The new snow basically compensated for weeks of snowmelt and skier use with little to no new snow in december. It served to refresh the slopes and maybe open some new runs that just needed a bit of extra cover but it was NOT nearly enough to open the back bowls at Vail (according to ski patrol, 2 FEET or more are still needed!). As expected the New snow was SKIED almost to oblivion last Sunday. Even the backcountry was being pounded. Say MANY snowboarders lapping Loveland pass.
The first two photos are of Breckenridge BEFORE the storm, the other pics were taken last Sunday AFTER the storm:
A depressing shot of Peak 8 and 7
Baldy and Guyot
Peaks 8 and 7 looking better after the storm but still need quite a bit of snow:
Arapahoe Basin (Pali), looks skiable but still needs another storm to be opened. Almost.
Loveland Pass being lapped.