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Conditions Update – Copper Mountain (12/4/10)

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Before Monday and Tuesday’s solid storm, I made it up to Summit County with some friends for the first time this season to get some skiing in at Copper Mountain.  For being so early in the year, we found a good snowpack with plenty of freshies to be found in the trees.  An impressive amount of terrain was open for being so early in the season, and all in all, it was a fantastic day.  Early season conditions don’t get much better than this, and with the recent foot plus of snow Summit County just received, the area resorts should be doing even better this week.

Speaking of Summit County, here is how a few of the resorts in the region are faring right now.

Copper Mountain

  • Snowfall from recent storm:   13 inches
  • Season-to-date snowfall:   105 inches
  • Base:   51 inches
  • Acres Open:   1349

Breckenridge

  • Snowfall from recent storm:   16 inches
  • Season-to-date snowfall:   130 inches
  • Base:   51 inches
  • Acreage open:   1913 (80%)

Loveland

  • Snowfall from recent storm:   12 inches
  • Season-to-date snowfall:   115 inches
  • Base:   45 inches
  • Acreage open:   1002 (60%)

Vail

  • Snowfall from recent storm:   14 inches
  • Season-to-date snowfall:   123 inches
  • Base:   33 inches (I question this report)
  • Acreage open:   4309 (81%)

Here are a few pictures from Copper Mountain last Saturday.

Emily, James, and I at the top of Excelerator Lift
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Southern Ten Mile Range hanging onto some clouds
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Jon enjoying his Ski Logic Bomb Squad skis
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Dramatic looking clouds
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Jon and James ready for some glade skiing
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Woohoo!
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