Durango has seen a lot of snow this year! Most people in Durango are grateful for the snow for their own winter hobbies like skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and more! However, most locals are also grateful for so much precipitation following such a dry summer.
Snowfall this 2018-2019 winter is up 151% from historical averages at this point in the winter. Last year, Durango got 18″ compared to 98″ so far this year. These numbers were pulled here, and this site is a great place to get your snow updates!
At Purgatory, 99 out of 101 runs are open with all 12 lifts running! The snow report shows a 91″ base depth. In the last 24 hours, the resort has gotten 8″ and 20″ in the last 48 hrs. The season total is 264 inches! The primary snow condition is
“powder” with a secondary condition of “packed powder.”
We are expecting snow showers this week! Most forecast start a reasonable chance of snow this Wednesday, March 6th.
While most love snow, we can’t ignore the actual work that comes with snowfall! Here are three things not to forget as we finish up this snowy winter:
#1 Know your shoveling requirements! – Are you in city limits? What are your HOA obligations? What’s your liability if you don’t shovel different areas of your home?A great rule of thumb is that if a surface is publicly accessible, it needs to be cleared!
#2 Don’t forget your roof! – When we get large snow storms like last week, snow loads can become incredible! People shake their head when they hear that a roof has a 100 lb. snow load, but it can build up quickly. The temporary work or expense to hire out roof raking is nothing compared to the maintenance it can cost your home later one!
#3 Always be safe! – From all the lifting involved in shoveling to slippery surfaces, there are lots of hazards involved in dealing with the snow. Always be prudent when shoveling, walking on snowy surface, inspecting your roof, and all that comes with the snow!
This next snow storm isn’t expected to be as intense as those we have seen, but everyone in Durango is staying posted and ready for more snowfall!