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Colorado ski resorts learn painful lesson in dry season

By the numbers

Steamboat Ski Area season snowfall totals

■ Driest winters

  1. 1980-81: 133 inches
  2. 1986-87: 167 inches
  3. 1991-92: 173 inches
  4. 1982-83: 236 inches
  5. 1985-86: 244 inches

■ Deepest winters

  1. 2007-08: 489 inches
  2. 1996-97: 448 inches
  3. 1983-84: 448 inches
  4. 1995-96: 441 inches
  5. 2010-11: 433 inches

Records date back to 1979-80.

Source: Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.