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18-20 inches down in summit co., so far !

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DENVER — A powerful storm system tied up rush-hour traffic with snow and rain and triggered rockslides along a foothills highway Monday after dumping up to 20 inches of snow in the mountains.

Electricity was restored to about 2,000 customers in Breckenridge after at least 18 inches of snow blanketed the city and triggered a power failure the day before. Some travelers were stranded along Interstate 70, the main east-west route through the mountains.

Another power failure in the Denver area forced three schools to cancel classes Monday. Other schools closed or opened late because of road conditions.

Steady rain sent two rock slides tumbling onto Colorado 119 in Boulder Canyon northwest of Denver, forcing the closure of one lane and damaging a car. No one was hurt.

The slow-moving system was expected to park over much of the state through Tuesday.
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Originally Posted by skicougar
Electricity was restored to about 2,000 customers in Breckenridge after at least 18 inches of snow blanketed the city
Breck is a city?:

Reports of 25"-30" up on Loveland Pass.
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must feel good
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I drove up to the Peak 8 and the Beaver Run Peak 9 bases today. Was trying to get jazzed for "getting back to the office" so to speak. There were a bunch of snowboarders hiking up Peak 8 and about a half-dozen skiers just coming back down from Peak 9. This was about 1pm, so probably a bunch more early risers went out to earn some turns.

Looking really nice out there. I should have brought my gear when I went over there.
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Shit. Another reminder that I need to move out west. Enjoy all the snow you guys.
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breck got 30", supposedly loveland over 20". abasin + loveland just got a big jumpstart !

keystone main drag on 10/10:

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The Summit Daily reports Loveland saying there is a 90% chance they will open Friday. It is supposed to reach the 50's the next few days though.
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Here's a release I just got emailed, I should be at Loveland this weekend (sat most likely might make friday too) and A-Basin next weekend.


DENVER, Colo., October 12, 2005— Mid-winter conditions arrived early in Colorado allowing Loveland Ski Area, situated atop the Continental Divide in central Colorado, to announce they will open for the 2005-06 ski season on Friday, Oct. 14 at 9 a.m. Loveland will be the first resort in North America to open for the sixth year in a row.

“Winter has arrived in Colorado and it is time to go skiing,” said Rob Perlman, President & CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA). “First chair is at 9 a.m. on Friday and I hope to see everyone there.”

The latest snowstorm, which came to Colorado from the north and missed the entire western United States, brought over two feet of snow to areas in the Colorado high country. It dumped nearly a foot and a half on Loveland Ski Area, intensifying the race between two Colorado resorts, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin, to see which would open first.

“The recent push from Mother Nature in combination with our snowmaking efforts has enabled us to triumph over Arapahoe Basin to be the official host of North America’s Opening Day,” said John Sellers, Loveland Ski Area Marketing Director. “We’ll bask in the glory of these coveted bragging rights for the entire 2005-06 season.”

Arapahoe Basin was a tough contender in the race to open. They reported three-foot snow drifts at the base of the mountain earlier this week and are still digging out from the storm. Arapahoe Basin is scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 21 but could open earlier if conditions warrant.

In the San Juan Mountains, some Silverton Mountain employees got an early start on the ski season when they took advantage of the Sunday’s storm with some turns in the fresh powder.

On Friday, Loveland will open with one 1,000 vertical foot top-to-bottom groomed run. The minimum snow base will vary between 18 and 21 inches. In addition, a small terrain park will be set up near the base of the mountain for eager jibbers.

“It’s such an honor to host North America’s Opening Day and we will do it in style with a party atmosphere everywhere,” said Sellers. “We’ll have free donuts, live music, and prizes for first-day enthusiasts.”

For snow conditions and other CSCUSA resorts opening dates, visit coloradoski.com or call 303/825-SNOW.

Colorado Ski Country USA is a not-for-profit trade association representing Colorado’s 25 ski and snowboard resorts. Information about the organization and its members can be found at www.coloradoski.com.
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mikewil, if this is what happens when its been 50 degrees for 2 days, i'm ok with that.
this is loveland valley on the 13th. i'd have to say that the snow is here to stay and be skied !
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