12 inches and counting.

30 Jan

We all knew it was coming.

It was all over the news. OpenSnow was shouting the impending storm from the mountain tops. Amy (aka the Keystone Lodge and Spa “Mama Bear”) had a migraine earlier this week. The question was, would it actually hit Keystone?

You see, Keystone Resort is fondly known by Summit County locals as “The Donut”. Though we are included in all of the winter weather alerts, Keystone seems to be located in a weather bubble that causes the town and hill to get about half as much of the predicted snow. It can be frustrating.

Bu today, today was different.

With 8″ reported at 5:00am and another 4″ falling between 5:00 and 8:00am, Keystone finally raked it in; and we “locals” reaped the benefits of having our home hill take the cake in the powder wars.

Waist deep snow everywhere. Face-shots with every turn. Trees branches sagging, drooping, with the load of snow nestled into the needles. Around every bend, a “WHOOP!” from fellow skiers echoing through the trees. It. Was. EPIC.

Needless to say, it was a morning to remember and with another 10-20″ forecasted to fall by tomorrow morning, you can bet Friday will be up there too.

Let’s get a WHOOP! for the Summit County Snowpocalypse and a WHOOP! for Keystone, the under dog.


8 Responses to “12 inches and counting.”

  1. Lauren @ Peaks and Passports January 30, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    Whoop! So jealous sitting in my office right now but I can’t wait for tomorrow!

    • paigehelene January 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      Ahh I am still REELING from it. Tomorrow will be an absolutely blast. What is Vail reporting?

      • Lauren @ Peaks and Passports January 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

        I don’t know the official report but my friends who skied today said they were thigh-deep!

  2. DenverSpeax January 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm #

    Reblogged this on DenverSpeax and commented:
    Check out the Summit County Snowpocalypse via this awesome blog.
    We’re definitely digging’ all of the fantastic pictures of snow! Cool shots!

  3. The Editors of Garden Variety January 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Looks like you guys are having a blast!

    • paigehelene February 2, 2014 at 9:23 am #

      Freshies all day, all night!

  4. E January 31, 2014 at 6:52 am #

    So amazing! We have a ton of snow here as well but nothing like that!

    • paigehelene February 2, 2014 at 9:23 am #

      It’s pretty darn epic! Come visit soon! xx

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