Snowpack news (SWE % of normal): South Platte = 142% (best in state), Upper #ColoradoRiver = 134%

Snow Water Equivalent as a percent of normal February 11, 2014 via the NRCS
Snow Water Equivalent as a percent of normal February 11, 2014 via the NRCS

The storms over the weekend really bumped things up. Unlike the last 3 seasons the South Platte headwaters are doing well.

From the Sky-Hi Daily News (Reid Tulley):

Brian Burden, who operates a small snow-removal business out of Granby, says business is booming right now, though he wouldn’t mind having some time to get caught up on moving the piles of snow. While Burden says “everyone is making money right now,” he also said he wouldn’t mind a break from the early mornings and 10-hour days he has been working due to the recent snowstorm…

While the movers of the snow will appreciate the break in the weather on Tuesday and Wednesday, Winter Park Resort is rejoicing in the recent snowfall and looking forward to more snow over the weekend. So far for the month of February, the resort has received 38.5 inches of snow, which is 15 inches ahead of the average snowfall for this time of the month, according to Steven Hurlbert, communications and public relations manager for the resort…

And folks at Ski Granby Ranch also appreciated the 19 inches that resort received. “It was super busy this weekend in the midst of all of the snow dumping,” said Amy Buzhardt, sales coordinator for Ski Granby Ranch.

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