Denver, CO — December 9, 2003…A two day winter blizzard blasted through the Colorado mountains leaving ski hills buried in heaps of fresh snow, building bases and allowing resorts to open more terrain.

Steamboat is the big winner with two feet of new snow in the last 48 hours and 14 inches in the last 24 hours according to today’s 6 am MST snow report found at www.coloradoski.com. Those living near Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are loving it with 16 and 13 inches in 48 hours respectively. Powderhorn, who experienced their earliest opening in over two decades, got 15 inches in 48 hours and 10 new in 24 hours.

Down south, Silverton Mountain, with the state’s deepest base of 50 inches, is reporting 13 inches, while Telluride got 14.5 inches and Durango Mountain Resort got 10 inches in 48 hours. Crested Butte, who will open to fresh powder this Saturday,12/13, is reporting 18 inches new and Monarch saw 6 inches in 48 hours.

Up near the Eisenhower Tunnel at 13,000+ feet, Loveland has 13 inches and Arapahoe Basin has 7 new in 48 hours.

Closer to the Front Range, Winter Park has received 11.5 inches and Copper Mountain has seen 10 inches in 48 hours. Eldora has seen 6 inches in 48 hours. Breckenridge has reported 12 inches, Keystone and Vail, both 9 inches and Beaver Creek 8.5 in 48 hours as well.

Be sure to sign-up for eSnow at www.coloradoski.com/snow to get your Colorado snow report delivered to your email every morning at 6am MST.

As of Saturday, Colorado will be 100% open for business with the remaining five resorts opening their slopes.