An unidentified skier blasts through powder and aspens Wednesday morning at the Steamboat Ski Area.

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An unidentified skier blasts through powder and aspens Wednesday morning at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Powder days piling up at ski area

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— The late-season dumps just keep piling up for the Steamboat Ski Area. The ski area reported another 14 inches overnight and more than 3 ½ feet in the past three days. More than 6 feet of snow has fallen on Mount Werner in the past 10 days.

A winter storm warning for Steamboat Springs expires at 9 p.m. today. An additional 3 to 5 inches of snow could accumulate this afternoon.

Another powerful Pacific storm is expected to affect the region beginning Friday. Snow is likely Friday night and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The ideal ski conditions at the ski area had locals flocking to the mountain the past couple days. Ski Patrol and Steamboat Ski Area ambassadors are out in force today as part of "Guest Service Day," an attempt by the ski area to control reckless behavior on the ski mountain on April Fools' Day, often referred to as Gaper Day.

Video

April powder at Steamboat Ski Area

Ski area videographer Michael Bye assembled some powder footage from the past week.

Ski area videographer Michael Bye assembled some powder footage from the past week.

Powder shots

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