Snowpack news: Steamboat Springs gets dumped on, Yampa River basin snowpack at 75%, South Platte — 90%


Click on the thumbnail graphic for the latest snowpack map for Colorado from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. We finally have a “green” basin again — the South Platte basin.

From Steamboat Today (Jack Weinstein):

Steamboat Smokehouse owner Fritz Aurin said the snowstorm that has left behind more than 3 feet of snow in the past two days is nothing but good news, not only for him but also for many local businesses.

And he’s not alone in attributing the potential for local businesses to generate more revenue to the recent snowfall — nearly 6 feet in the past two weeks. Some local business owners said more snow leads to more visitors who become customers and provide a boost for Steamboat’s economy.

“From my point of view, people who come to Steamboat for any reason are good possible restaurant customers,” he said. “The key is to get them here and to have a reason to get them here. … There’s no doubt that it’s never too late to get the big snow.”

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