If you missed it on the news, Breckenridge Ski Resort has had an epic year of snow! Last Thursday and Friday, Ullr (the Norse snow god), opened up the skies and let the snowflakes fall. And they continued to fall at a very fast rate for days. The snow was falling and accumulating 2-3 inches per hour. The last time Breckenridge Ski Resort saw this much snow was over a decade ago. The final snow totals over the last week came in at 40 inches. The current base depth at the Breckenridge Ski Resort is 85 inches. The season total for the Breckenridge Ski Resort is recorded at 267 inches, as of February 8th, 2014.
A global web and mobile platform used by more than 16.4 million visitors each year, OnTheSnow.com, reported that Breckenridge Ski Resort reported 123 inches of snow for the month of January. The closest competitor was nearly 22 inches behind the leader, Vail Resorts. So since January 1, 2014, the Breckenridge Ski Resort has been blessed with almost 11 feet of powder! We have seen storms after storms, providing snow totals that have not been seen in a century.
The current snow pack for the Colorado High Country is at 102%. This is great news for the drought conditions facing most of the western states. With the continuous snow falling, we might be on track to hit the same snow totals in 2011, when Breckenridge saw 363 inches.
All of this snow has made for some great skiing at the Breckenridge Ski Resort. The powder was waist deep, light and fluffy. If you were not able to make it up to the mountains to enjoy it, soak in this video!