Powder hounds rejoice

Don’t look now but winter is finally here. The snow-filled-November promised by the Old Farmer’s Almanac has arrived (better late than never). It's time to dust off the shred-sticks, puffy jackets and snow-chains because resorts across Colorado are beginning to run people up the mountain to enjoy the powder. 

OnTheSnow, a ski focused weather watch-dog, reports that Colorado has a storm inbound that will drop moderate to heavy snow across ski country beginning this Sunday.

The I-70 corridor resorts look to catch up to southwest resorts, which have posted the largest snow totals. Wolf Creek Resort near Pagosa Springs, is 95 percent open after a whopping 53-inch dump. Telluride, Crested Butte, Powderhorn, Winter Park, Sunlight and Aspen have all recorded storm totals of 20-plus inches.

 Photo - Wolf Creek Ski Area

Photo - Wolf Creek Ski Area

Be on the lookout for a resort opening near you with the recent snowfall. Colorado Ski Country USA reports the following opening dates, two of which are for today, Friday, Dec. 2. So, do a snow-dance, pray for more snow and get after it. Winter has come.

December 2: Telluride Ski Resort, Monarch Mountain

December 9: Sunlight Mountain Resort

December 10: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Cooper

Mid-December: Hesperus Ski Area

December 15: Powderhorn

December 17: Granby Ranch

December 29: Silverton