Mid-Season Snow Totals Soar Past Average
"Steamboat Resort has reported that their seasonal snowfall total has jumped to 263 inches as of January 22, soaring past the seasonal total for all of last winter." -Tamera Twitty (OutThere Colorado)
Twitty, T. (2023, January 22). Colorado ski resort records more snowfall so far this season than all of last winter. OutThere Colorado. Retreived from https://www.outtherecolorado.com/news/colorado-ski-resort-records-more-snowfall-so-far-this-season-than-all-of-last-winter/article_5d869322-9a82-11ed-801e-bf6bb80fcb8b.html?fbclid=IwAR3F2rVK_rcmE_5X55Byv50a_YS2BuM4rr49udoMJv7cFPyLktB1DaSR0Bg
Winter is approaching the midway point and so far it has been a banner year. The active pattern started in mid-December and it just seems to continue snowing. To date, Winter Park has recorded almost 200 inches of snowfall on the season. If the storm train continues, the resort could end up doubling its total from last year. One Colorado resort has already surpassed its snowfall from last season. Steamboat is reporting an impressive 263 inches on the season, smashing its season total of 235 inches last year. As good as the Colorado snowfall numbers look, other places in the west have been reporting staggering season totals, most notably California. Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range has received over 500 inches already this year. Considering the long-standing western drought over the past several years, this banner winter should go a long way in filling our rivers and reservoirs.