From The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (Dave Buchanan):
According the [NRCS report], the area around Steamboat has received 178 percent of its 30-year average snowfall to this date. The area around Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski area is 157 percent of average while the snowpack around Copper Mountain and Breckenridge is 139 percent of average. The Aspen area is 123 percent of average while Crested Butte registers at 127 percent of average, Vail at 119 percent and Powderhorn at 103 percent…The area around Purgatory near Durango is at 100 percent of average, Telluride is at 98 percent and Wolf Creek, which usually boasts one of the state’s deepest snowpacks, registers 84 percent.
More coverage from The Crested Butte News (Mike Horn):
As for the outlook in Colorado, Joel Gratz, founder of Coloradopowderforecast.com, said to expect a solid winter. “La Niña means good, good things for Colorado. From about Crested Butte and north, this season’s snowfall should total 100 percent to 125 percent of average. “For Colorado and the United States in general, La Niña favors areas that are farther north. I would expect Steamboat to do very well this year, as well as states north of Colorado.” In the central mountains, we’re right on the edge—and hopefully inside of the storm track. So far, so good. Early-season storms, according to Gratz, “are 100 percent typical. It’s actually uncanny how these individual early-season storms epitomize the average La Niña pattern. Most La Niña-type storms will provide good snow to the central and northern Colorado Mountains, with slightly lower amounts for the San Juans. “The [Elk Mountains] should do well and are a part of my ‘100 to 125 percent’ of average snowfall zone on the season. During the last La Niña winter [2007-2008], Irwin recorded over 1,000 inches of snow. Heck yeah!”