Happy for the folks over in CB with the last two storms of historical levels. The skiing is still pretty dam good here in Telluride. Here's an article from the Denver post:
Crested Butte Mountain just closed because of too much snow
Resort is winning the state’s snow tally, but with the blessing comes burdens
CRESTED BUTTE — This end-of-the-road village is winning the Colorado snow count, with a second storm firing up late Sunday and pounding the East River Valley with two inches an hour for most of Monday.
It was yet another week of Snowmaggedon for Crested Butte. Last week saw Crested Butte Mountain Resort harvest a state-leading 47 inches from a hydrological hammerdrop. The resort’s powder-cam snow stake on Monday was buried beyond its 18-inch top by midday and the resort, struggling with a windy, damp and bountiful storm, made the very rare call of closing early.
“CLOSED. For the safety of our guests and employees, we are shutting down operations early for the day,” read the announcement on the powder cam.
Resort spokeswoman Erica Mueller was answering a steady flow of phone calls and radio chatter early Monday as the line grew at the stalled Silver Queen lift outside her office window. Lift issues were growing. Mechanics were getting stuck in their snowmobiles. Ski patrollers were closing Crested Butte’s renowned steep terrain due to avalanche danger. Mueller was laughing in between the increasingly urgent calls.
“Regardless of everything, this is sweet,” she said.
Across the Gunnison Valley, it was a day of closures. Western State Colorado University had a rare snow day. The Crested Butte Community School closed for for the first time in recent memory.
Telluride, real estate, dan henschel