Copper Mountain blasted by early storm

October 29, 2011

Summit County, Colorado — The late-October storm that hit Colorado pasted the Front Range but also dumped significant amounts of snow on the high country. According to the official National Weather Service stats, Copper Mountain picked up the most snow, with 18 inches reported at the MESO West weather station. Get all the snowfall totals from the storm at this interactive National Weather Service map.

Along with Ullr’s gift, Copper’s snowmaking crews have been hard at work. On the upper part of the mountain, ski teams are already carving practice turns, and down near the base, groomers are pushing huge whales of machine-made snow into place, preparing to shape the halfpipe and put down a base for the ski area’s opening day, Nov. 4.

The forecast is calling for fair weather through Tuesday, with a progressive weather pattern bringing a series of Pacific storms through the area next week, though the exact timing and strength of those systems is not clear yet. Think snow!


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