A snowplow clears Lincoln Avenue through downtown Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning. Snowfall of 6 inches at the Steamboat Ski Area was good news for skiers and riders.

Photo by John F. Russell

A snowplow clears Lincoln Avenue through downtown Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning. Snowfall of 6 inches at the Steamboat Ski Area was good news for skiers and riders.

7 inches of new snow brings smiles to skiers' faces

Advertisement

photo

Fresh snow sits stop statues on the Routt County Courthouse lawn in downtown Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning. The ski area reported 6 inches of new snow from an overnight storm.

— Seven inches of fresh snow greeted skiers and riders at the Steamboat Ski Area today. While it might not be the knee-deep powder day residents long for, it’s the first snowfall of 5 inches or more in a couple of weeks.

The ski area’s 12:51 p.m. snow report tallied 7 inches of snow at both mid-mountain and the summit of Mount Werner. A light snow fell into Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of snow today before giving way to partly sunny skies and a high of 36 degrees.

Snow returns to the forecast Friday night and into the Winter Carnival weekend.

The ski area has now reported total season snowfall of 117 inches. The mid-mountain base is 39 inches, with a 44-inch base at the summit.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.