Crested Butte named one of the top 5 snowiest cities

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 20, 2010 9:50 am

A seemingly endless winter storm cycle has stalled over Crested Butte, dumping 37 inches of fresh powder over the past 7 days on primed slopes at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). The resort received nearly a foot overnight and snow continues to fall as the Christmas holiday approaches. Santa has been spotted sampling CBMR’s trails and this year’s biggest and best gift will be white. Fittingly, The Weather Channel has named Crested Butte one of the “top five snowiest cities in America.”


The Weather Channel’s Jonathan Erdman, editorial meteorologist, reports that his team examined “30-year average annual snowfall data from NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Climatic Data Center to come up with a list of America’s Top 10 snowiest cities.” The research shows that “at least 30 inches of snow is par for the course (in Crested Butte) from November through March.”

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