Photo from CDOT shows the depth of snow covering Highway 550 on March 4, 2019.

Photo from CDOT shows the depth of snow covering Highway 550 on March 4, 2019.
Some parts of the state have seen over 16 feet of snow since February 1

Some parts of Colorado have seen as much as 200 inches of snowfall since February 1. To put that into perspective, that's more than 16 feet of snow, or more than double the height of Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

These incredible snowfall totals have been a skiers' paradise, but they've also contributed to the extreme avalanche danger that's hampered much of the Centennial State over the last few days.


More snow is forecast in the mountains this weekend, continuing what's been a significantly snowier-than-average winter for Colorado's mountains. In particular, the last six weeks have featured astronomical snow totals that you'll see listed below.

Statewide, Colorado is at 129 percent of its season-to-date snowpack levels, according to official data from the National Resources Conservation Service. Southwest Colorado is running particularly above average, with the San Juan mountain range and the Gunnison River basins closer to around 140 percent of average.

Ski area snowfall Feb. 1 through March 7

Data from OnTheSnow.com

Wolf Creek: 200 inches

Silverton: 187 inches

Aspen: 151 inches

Purgatory: 143 inches

Powderhorn: 113 inches

Cooper: 112 inches

Crested Butte: 109 inches

Telluride: 108 inches

Breckenridge: 104 inches

Beaver Creek: 99 inches

Copper Mountain: 98 inches

Steamboat Springs: 96 inches

Keystone: 92 inches

Monarch: 91 inches

Winter Park: 89 inches

Loveland: 87 inches

Arapahoe Basin: 86 inches

Vail: 85 inches

Eldora: 60 inches

Colorado city snowfall since Feb. 1 through March 7

Data from the National Weather Service

Golden: 24.3 inches

Boulder: 22.2 inches

Wheat Ridge: 18.4 inches

Denver: 17.7 inches

Lakewood: 17.4 inches

Loveland: 12.0 inches

Fort Collins: 11.4 inches

Colorado Springs: 11.2 inches

Northglenn: 10.5 inches

Greeley: 9.2 inches

Castle Rock: 8.2 inches

Pueblo: 7.8 inches

Grand Junction: 5.8 inches

Chris Bianchi is a meteorologist for WeatherNation TV.