Crested Butte closes because of too much snow

Is it possible for a ski resort to get too much snow? Crested Butte closed early due to the safety concerns after getting hit with a foot of snow before NOON Monday.

A Colorado ski resort got so much snow Monday, it was forced to close early.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Crested Butte posted on Facebook that they would be closing lifts due to safety concerns for guests and employees.

Most of the resort reopened Tuesday. Resort crews were still working on the extreme terrains Tuesday afternoon and they should be reopen Wednesday. 

"We will be open #powderday," Crested Butte tweeted. 

According to the Facebook post the resort had gotten over a foot of new snow since 5 am Monday morning.

They also said guests who had purchased a lift ticket and were still at the mountain could get a voucher to come up on another day.

This was on the same day thousands were without power, Interstate 25 was closed to high profile vehicles and a courthouse was evacuated due to extremely high winds in southern Colorado. 

High winds knock out power, topple trucks in Colorado Springs

Other areas of the state saw heavy rain, ice storms and highs over 60 degrees.

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