As is often the case this time of year (January and February are the driest months of the year for Colorado Springs), the 4 feet of snow that blanketed the San Juans and part of the Sangre De Cristos (southern Rockies) completely missed us here. In fact, we haven’t really had any snow in Colorado Springs to speak of this month, and temperatures have been pretty normal (in the 40’s and 50’s) most of the month of January. It is a common misperception that Colorado Springs winters are very snowy, but in fact our average snowfall for the entire winter is typically less than 45 inches, spread from October to April. Off course we’ll get some eventually, in that March and April are our snowiest months.
These storms also missed some of the more popular ski resorts in Summit County (not completely, even Copper reported 7 inches). Although Vail is reporting 20″ fresh this week, their base is a bit weak. Wolf Creek is the big beneficiary from this snow storm, with 5 feet in the last 7 days. If it were only a little shorter drive 🙂 Colorado ski conditions are a bit behind normal for this time of year, but I’m sure they’ll catch up soon.