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Mar 26, 2010 9:26 AM by Andy Koen

Snow storms give resorts a Spring Break lift

This week's big Spring snowstorm is making for a Spring Break to remember up in the high country.

Anywhere from 5-6 inches of fresh powder fell on most resorts. The snow totals were even higher at resorts closer to the Front Range.

Echo Mountain in Idaho Springs got 12 inches and Eldora, west of Boulder, got 18.

At Breckenridge, where there was a fresh 8 inches on Wednesday, resort spokesperson Kristen Petitt says it's the time of year they talk about all year round.

"Getting a big snow storm anywhere in Colorado is definitely a good impression for folks to have."

Even though the storm made national news for canceling flights and clogging highways, Petitt says the message to ski-bums was clear; there's fresh snow in Colorado.

"Any time we get that big dump and it makes national news, it really is positive press for us."

The prime ski season is just warming up literally.  The biggest snow falls tend to come in late March and early April, and when it's not snowing the days are generally warm.

"The conditions don't get any better than they are right now," Petitt said.

To make the most of your ski dollar Petitt suggests shopping the resort's web sites for deals, buying a multi-day pass rather than a single day lift ticket, and try to buy about a week before your ski trip.

Click here to look for updated snow reports at most Colorado ski resorts.

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