Areas of light snow will continue on and off across PARTS of Southern Colorado this afternoon and evening, gradually winding down this evening. Additional amounts should be light, but will cause some slick spots where the snow occurs The biggest concern will be the very cold conditions we see tonight into Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop to the single digits to below zero. Head over to the "Weather' tab for a full look at the forecast.
DENVER (AP) -- Weak snow dented skier visits to Colorado last winter.
The trade group Colorado Ski Country USA said Wednesday that according to preliminary figures, skier visits at its 22 member resorts this past winter fell 11.4 percent from the previous winter to 6.16 million. Including resorts owned by Vail Resorts Inc., there were an estimated 11 million skier visits in the state for the season. That's down 9.8 percent from the previous season.
Figures from the National Ski Areas Association show that nationally, skier visits dropped an estimated 15 percent.
Good snow last fall got Colorado's ski season started early. But Colorado Ski Country says precipitation on the Western Slope this winter ended up 43 percent below average, and March 2012 was the driest in Colorado in more than 100 years.
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