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Snowstorm dumping fresh powder on Vail today

By David O. Williams
Real AspenFebruary 28, 2012

Don't let the morning snow reports fool you; today will be a powder day at most of Colorado's ski resorts.

Already at Vail, 2-3 inches of new snow had fallen on my deck in West Vail as of 7 a.m. -- all of it coming after the 5:30 a.m. snow report. And it's still dumping hard.

The storm started in the southwestern part of the state, hammering Durango with 18 inches new and Wolf Creek with 11. But now it's moved north, and resorts from Crested Butte to Steamboat are expected to get upwards of a foot of new snow today.

Wyatt Cunningham, 11, of Frisco, goes big in Crested Butte.
David O. Williams

Then another storm moves in Wednesday night through Friday. This should be a good week for snow riders in Colorado's high country. Get out and enjoy it.

Be super-careful in the backcountry, though, as the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is warning that slide danger remains "Considerable."

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  24hr snow mid dpth snow cond.
A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
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