Heavy snow fell overnight at Keystone Resort and skiers and riders woke up to 9 inches of fresh snow this morning, totaling nearly two feet in the last week. Another wave of heavy snowfall is expected to return Saturday night into Sunday, with the possibility of continued snowfall each day next week into the following weekend.
This weekend Keystone will open new terrain on Flying Dutchman, central Schoolmarm, Last Chance, Hoodoo, Gassy Thompson, Freda’s and upper I70 in the A51 Terrain Park. With an abundance of new natural snow and more in the forecast, Keystone Ski Patrol anticipates opening additional natural terrain throughout the weekend.
“Keystone has been able to open additional terrain each weekend since opening day but with the recent snowfall and more on the way we are looking forward to significant terrain expansions very soon,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating office at Keystone. “Our incredible mountain operations teams have already been working in North Peak and the Outback, and if the forecast continues as predicted we are hopeful to be skiing on all three peaks by next weekend.”
According to OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz, Colorado’s “central and northern mountains could receive an additional two feet of snow next week and next weekend, which would add to the 1-2 feet that these mountains will measure through Sunday, Dec. 11.”
The resort snowmaking team will continue to work around-the-clock on-mountain to complement Mother Nature and assist with further terrain expansion efforts. Last night the snow guns were blasting on Mozart and the team will continue to work their way south on the mountain, with plans to begin snowmaking efforts on Mozart Flats and Prospector tonight in order to prepare for access to North Peak and the Outback.
Stay tuned for more updates on terrain openings next week!