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Record-setting powder day

Steamboat Ski Area saw 27 inches of snow in 24 hours between Sunday and Monday, a single-day record for the ski area.

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Steamboat local Cathy Weidemer wishes she brought a snorkel. An overnight storm dropped 27 inches of fresh, light and dry powder. Steamboat enjoyed its biggest single-day snowfall total and the most snowfall in the state. More snow is forecast throughout the week. Photo/Larry Pierce Larry Pierce / Courtesy

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Great start to blues break. Tristan Fischer and Makiya Crochiere. You rock! Photo submitted by Cami Fischer Cami Fischer / Courtesy

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Snorkel skiing: eighth-graders Tristan Fischer and Makiya Crochiere. Photo submitted by Cami Fischer Cami Fischer / Courtesy

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Team Fischer. Photo submitted by Cami Fischer Cami Fischer / Courtesy

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A face in the snow at Bar UE. Photo submitted by Alden Globe Alden Globe / Courtesy

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With 27 inches of fresh powder dumped on the ski resort this morning, hooting and hollering was heard all over the mountain. Skier Joe Kelly finds it hard to see or breathe on the way down Ted's Ridge. Photo/Larry Pierce Larry Pierce / Courtesy

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Are these dogs going to go sledding? Photo submitted by Amy Johnson Amy Johnson / Courtesy

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Allen Brando of Steamboat Springs makes tracks through 27 inches of fresh powder snow that fell at the Steamboat Ski Area Sunday and Monday. Ski area officials say it was the biggest 24-hour snowfall total on record at Mount Werner. Photo/Larry Pierce Courtesy of Larry Pierce

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Mailboxes along Burgess Creek Road in Steamboat Springs were buried in snow Monday after the most recent storm dropped a reported 27-inches of snow in the area during a 24-hour period starting Sunday afternoon. Photo by John F. Russell

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Larry Nemerever walks his dog Samantha through the high banks of snow along Whistler Road on Monday afternoon in Steamboat Springs. Photo by John F. Russell

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Skiers head up Thunderhead lift Monday morning to take a few runs at Steamboat Ski Area. The most recent storm dropped a reported 27-inches of snow in the area during a 24-hour period starting Sunday afternoon. Photo by John F. Russell

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Austin Wisecup of Oak Creek, clears snow Monday morning from a town home neighborhood on Steamboat's south side. Mount Werner, where Steamboat Ski Area officials reported more than 27 inches of snow, is in the background. Photo by Tom Ross

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Cars line Mount Werner Road on Monday afternoon and pack the Meadows Parking Lot in the background as skiers flocked to the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area to take advantage of the area's most recent snowfall. Steamboat reported getting 27 inches of snow in a 24-hour period. Photo by John F. Russell

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Ernie Day digs his Suburban out of a thick coating of snow in the Walton Ponds neighborhood Monday morning. Photo by Tom Ross

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A guest of the Steamboat Hotel had some work to do before hitting the highway after Sunday night's snow storm. Photo by Tom Ross

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