Vail, Beaver Creek pounded by powder, with more on its way through Tuesday

By Real Vail
Real AspenFebruary 7, 2011
The Vail Valley once again found itself in the crosshairs of Mother Nature's snow guns this past weekend, and forecasters are calling for more of the same to kick off the week.

Vail saw more than 30 inches of new snow since Friday, bringing its seasonal total to more than 300 inches (or more than 22 feet of snow so far). Vail's seasonal average is 350 inches, so barring a complete shutdown, the resort should surpass that this month – with two of the snowiest months (March and April) remaining. Some are speculating about a 450- to 500-inch season.

Beaver Creek received more than 20 inches of new snow over the weekend, and it was still snowing at both resorts as of 6:30 a.m. Beaver Creek's cumulative snowfall total of 210 inches is above the resort's 10-year average.

Jason Roberts is in there somewhere, enjoying the steep and deep in Beaver Creek's Stone Creek Chutes on Sunday.
Cody Downard/Vail Resorts

February is typically a less-crowded point of the season. With the exception of President's Day, it represents a lull before the month-long spring break rush in March. Beaver Creek this month hosts the Talon's Challenge event and “Fairytale in February” lodging and lift-ticket deal. Go to or call 800-404-3535 for more info on both.

Forecasters are calling for more of the same snow pattern tonight into tomorrow.

Both Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to get another 5-7 inches tonight and another 2-4 inches during the day tomorrow. After that, it looks like a warming and drying trend will settle in for the latter part of the week and next weekend.

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