Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Steamboat area gets FIRST SNOW of the season in Colorado!

It turns out the Steamboat area was the first to get snow for the 2005-2006 ski season. Now we just need to keep all of the moisture coming our way until the weather gets cold enough to keep it around. Only 70 days to ski season!

Quoted portions from an AP story:
Ski Industry Cheers For First Snow Of Season

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Light snow fell Wednesday in parts of the south-central Colorado mountains in what ski industry officials cheered as the first snow of the season. John Kyle of the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction said there was a report of light snow north of Steamboat Springs a few days ago and Wednesday was likely the first report of light snow over a broader area.

The ski industry group Colorado Ski Country USA said 13 Colorado resorts had reported a trace of new snow late Tuesday through mid-afternoon Wednesday.

Monarch reported an inch of snow, Silverton had at least an inch, and Arapahoe Basin had an inch at its peaks while Breckenridge reported a dusting, the industry group said. "It appears this snowstorm is hitting all regions of Colorado," said Rob Perlman, president and chief executive officer of Colorado Ski Country USA.

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