Snowpack holding, but dry January expected

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The big storms of the early ski season have eased as we move into the new year, but snowfall totals around the area are in line with historic averages.The U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service has snow measurement sites at Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Mountain, the Copper Mountain ski area and Fremont Pass near Leadville. Three of those sites drain into the Eagle River, the valley’s primary water supply. The Copper Mountain site is the closest to Vail Pass, so gives good information about snowfall in that area. All those sites are near, or slightly above, their historic …

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