Colo. Christmas Skiing Not As Joyful As Last Year

By: AP
By: AP

DENVER (AP) -- Christmas skiing at Colorado ski resorts isn't quite as joyful as last year.

Snow totals at many resorts are down overall and meager in comparison with snowfall seen during the holiday week in 2010.

Vail had 19 inches of snow on Sunday. The Denver Post reports that's down from the average of nearly 33 inches seen on Christmases in the 2000s. Last Christmas, the resort had 41 inches of snow.

Ski Cooper near Leadville didn't open until Saturday because of a lack of snow.

Winter Park has 26 inches of snow, with 70 percent of its terrain open.

Jennifer Rudolph of Colorado Ski Country USA says the lack of snow so far isn't a concern. She says there's plenty more winter still ahead.


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  • by pete Location: colospgs on Dec 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM
    Geez Louise.......had I known that, I'd have invited all of them to our street on the North-East side of Springs. Since the city has yet to clear the street, they'd have @ least 8-10 inches of still-fresh snow to ski on!
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      by Me on Dec 26, 2011 at 12:08 PM in reply to pete
      Wish I lived on your street, ours is starting to melt away...miss the days of snow packed streets till early April.
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