Ring in the New Year with champagne powder®

Denver, CO — December 30, 2003…Snow has invaded Colorado bringing up to two feet in southern Colorado just in time for New Year’s skiing and riding.

According to today’s 2 pm MST snow report found at www.coloradoski.com, Colorado’s 24 resorts have impressive snowfall totals for skiers and riders hitting the slopes this week. Silverton has received two feet of new snow in the last 24 hours and now has a 75 inch base with all powder conditions, and the snow is still coming down hard. The storm also dumped a foot of powder on Crested Butte while Vail and Telluride both received nine inches in the last 24 hours. Snowfall has been abundant all across the state—Aspen Highlands, Durango Mountain Resort, and Loveland have seen seven inches of the white stuff in the last 24 hours. Steamboat got six and a half inches while Beaver Creek received six inches and Winter Park/Mary Jane received five and a half inches in the last 24 hours. Arapahoe Basin has seen five inches of snow fall and Copper Mountain, Eldora, Monarch and Sunlight have all seen four inches in 24 hours.

Upwards of 90 percent of Colorado ski and snowboard terrain is now open and all Colorado resorts are reporting powder and packed powder conditions for the New Year’s holiday.

Toast to the new year with champagne powder® and frosted slopes, there are fun holiday events and last minute deals still to be found at our 24 member resorts. Go to www.coloradoski.com to find a list of New Year’s events as well as the latest lift and lodging deals.

Colorado Ski Country USA is the non-profit trade association representing Colorado’s 24 ski & snowboard resorts. Information about the organization and its members can be found at www.coloradoski.com.