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.
Updated February 9, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.
Steamboat Springs 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.