It's cold and snowy out early this morning. My downtown house has about a 1/2 inch of new snow.
Colorado Ski Country U.S.A., the collective cheerleader for the Colorado ski resorts, is calling this "Colorado powder day #57."
Apparently they've been counting. But a look at the ski resorts shows that most only got one inch last night. Monarch got 2 inches. Does that really count?
I say, you have to have six inches before you can claim a powder day. You have to have 10 or 12 inches before you can skip work. And you have to have 20 inches to claim it was "epic" or "bottomless" or that you had "face shots all day."
But, there is more snow on the way, and the base of the mountains, after a good dose of the white stuff on Wednesday and Thursday, is quickly improving.
Just remember, this is President's Day weekend. Big crowds. My only advice to beat them is to get to the ski hill as soon as it opens. You can enjoy at least an hour of uncrowded skiing.