More than 4 feet of snow in 48 hours for one Colorado ski town 

The March megastorm arrived and produced just as predicted. 

A north-south strip of the Colorado foothills from Estes Park to Woodland Park got the most snow, according to the online snow-reporting tool from the National Weather Service.  

One Colorado ski town got pummeled: 53 inches in 48 hours at a station in Nederland, the gateway to Eldora. That’s nearly four-and-a-half FEET of snow! Eldora reports 46 inches in two days.  You can see from the photo sent in by Brianna Christine Rohan just what that looks like.

There is a caveat: This snowstorm was extremely variable, even in the same town. Another station in Nederland reported 36 inches, a full foot less.  

But how? Wind and nearby terrain are often to blame. It’s the same reason ski area snow stakes don’t always reflect what you’ll find on the slopes. 

Other eye-popping snow totals… 

Genesee – 45.7 inches 

Jamestown – 45.5 inches 

Manitou Springs – 40 inches 

Conifer – 39.5 inches 

Estes Park – 36 inches 

Woodland Park – 36 inches 

Boulder – 11 to 20.5 inches 

North Lakewood – 14 inches 

Golden – 8.5 to 25.5 inches