The 2018-2019 season has been one to remember and for the remaining open resorts in Colorado, it's the season that just keeps on giving!
The map below shows the percent of snowpack compared to the average snowpack as of Tuesday, May 21, 2019, for the state of Colorado. This data is based on the weight of the snow on the ground, measured by automated backcountry weather stations called SNOTEL.
Colorado currently sits at an incredible 202% compared to the 30-year average and the southern half of the state couldn't be in a healthier position coming off a rough 2017-2018 winter season:
Arkansas River Basin: 233%
Gunnison River Basin: 283%
Upper Rio Grande River Basin: 278%
San Miguel, Dolores, Animas, & San Juan River Basin: 302%
The video below was taken by our friend Ted Mahon on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from Island Lake, which is located just west of Silverton, Colorado in the San Miguel, Dolores, Animas, & San Juan River Basin.
A @hardrock100 snowpack update - Island Lake, May 19th, race day is exactly 2 months away. It’s deep up here and more snow is forecasted. Thoughts on what this means for the race? #hr100 #hardrock100 pic.twitter.com/IUD7aLHFGd— ted mahon (@tedmahon) May 21, 2019
This video is a clear indication that the summer hiking season is still many weeks away and the 2018-2019 ski season lives on!
If you're still searching for Memorial Day weekend plans, the following ski resorts will be open and spinning their lifts:
Arapahoe Basin (176%)
Aspen Mountain (242%)
Breckenridge will shift to a weekend schedule for June 1-2 and June 8-9 (weather and conditions permitting).
Arapahoe Basin will remain open daily through June 2nd, followed by AT LEAST one bonus weekend for June 7-9.
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