February storm drops nearly three feet of snow on Telluride

February storm drops nearly three feet of snow on Telluride

Telluride snow base reaches six feet

Brett Schreckengost photo

Conditions on the mountain are near perfect: The Telluride Ski Resort exceeded the 200-inch snow mark yesterday morning. Thirty-three inches of light, fluffy powder have fallen over the last seven days, for a total accumulation of 205"  (or 17 feet ) for the season. Now, with sunny skies peeking through, Telluride is the perfect destination for Spring break.

“This was a great storm,” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. “Now 17 feet of snow has fallen at Telluride, and we can boast a six-foot base. With these great conditions and numerous March specials, it makes sense to book a Telluride vacation today."

Why only a six-feet of base with 17 feet of total snowfall? In the San Juans, snowfall consists mostly of air and very little water, so what emerges is fluffy powder, which  compresses or "settles" into a snow base.

March Lodging Madness:

Stay and Ski for Free this Spring Break with Telluride Resort Lodging.

Book five nights of lodging with Telluride Resort Lodging, March 1- April 4, and receive an additional two nights of lodging and your sixth day of skiing FREE

Some restrictions may apply.  Go to www.tellurideskiresort.com, or call 800.778.8581

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