Two Colorado ski resorts closed due to TOO MUCH SNOW!
It’s a snow report that would inevitably make any powder hound salivate: 20 inches in the last 20 hours, 28 inches in the last 48 and 68 inches in the last week according to WeatherNation Affiliate KUSA.
It’s a lot of snow – so much snow, in fact, that Monarch Mountain is the second ski resort in two days to say it can’t open due to too much of that white powder.
At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Crested Butte posted on Facebook that they would be closing lifts due to safety concerns for guests and employees.
Most of the resort reopened Tuesday. Resort crews were still working on the extreme terrains Tuesday afternoon and they should be reopen Wednesday.
“We will be open #powderday,” Crested Butte tweeted.
According to the Facebook post the resort had gotten over a foot of new snow since 5 am Monday morning.
They also said guests who had purchased a lift ticket and were still at the mountain could get a voucher to come up on another day.
This was on the same day thousands were without power, Interstate 25 was closed to high profile vehicles and a courthouse was evacuated due to extremely high winds in southern Colorado.