Rocky Mountains Skiing Snow Report for March 16, 2012

Before you hit the slopes for a day of skiing, make sure the conditions are good and the trails are open.

Use this information to find the status of the biggest skiing areas in the Rocky Mountains (as of March 16):

Alta Ski Area, Alta, Utah

Snow depth: 86" average

Trails open: 116 of 116

Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire, N.M.

Snow depth: 42" to 47"

Trails open: 72 of 77

Arapahoe Basin, Dillon, Colo.

Snow depth: 49" average

Trails open: 80 of 105

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, Colo.

Snow depth: 47" to 63"

Trails open: 100 of 124

Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek, Colo.

Snow depth: 29" to 47"

Trails open: 148 of 149

Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Mont.

Snow depth: 56" to 82"

Trails open: 155 of 155

Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Colo.

Snow depth: 29" to 56"

Trails open: 155 of 155

Brian Head Resort, Brian Head, Utah

Snow depth: 18" to 41"

Trails open: 65 of 65

Bridger Bowl, Bozeman, Mont.

Snow depth: 61" average

Trails open: 71 of 71

Brighton, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Snow depth: 72" average

Trails open: 66 of 66

Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah

Snow depth: 48" to 73"

Trails open: 158 of 182

Copper Mountain Report, Copper Mountain, Colo.

Snow depth: 46" to 57"

Trails open: 128 of 134

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Crested Butte, Colo.

Snow depth: 41" average

Trails open: 97 of 121

Deer Valley Resort, Park City, Utah

Snow depth: 72" average

Trails open: 100 of 100

Discovery Ski Area, Philipsburg, Mont.

Snow depth: 42" to 66"

Trails open: 64 of 74

Eldora Mountain Resort, Nederland, Colo.

Snow depth: 56" average

Trails open: 53 of 53

Grand Targhee Resort, Alta, Wyo.

Snow depth: 101" average

Trails open: 74 of 74

Great Divide Snowsports, Marysville, Mont.

Snow depth: 50" average

Trails open: 80 of 140

Irwin, Crested Butte, Colo.

Snow depth: 60" average

Trails open: 100 of 100

Jackson Hole, Teton Village, Wyo.

Snow depth: 80" to 93"

Trails open: 116 of 116

Keystone Resort, Keystone, Colo.

Snow depth: 22" to 37"

Trails open: 111 of 135

Loveland Ski Area, Georgetown, Colo.

Snow depth: 51" average

Trails open: 77 of 93

Monarch Mountain, Monarch, Colo.

Snow depth: 51" average

Trails open: 60 of 62

Montana Snowbowl, Missoula, Mont.

Snow depth: 62" to 90"

Trails open: 40 of 40

Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Mont.

Snow depth: 48" to 70"

Trails open: 93 of 101

Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, Utah

Snow depth: 46" to 60"

Trails open: 111 of 114

Powder Mountain, East Eden, Utah

Snow depth: 18" to 61"

Trails open: 127 of 134

Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Red Lodge, Mont.

Snow depth: 50" to 60"

Trails open: 65 of 65

Red River Ski Area, Red River, N.M.

Snow depth: 50" to 55"

Trails open: 57 of 57

Silverton Mountain, Silverton, Colo.

Snow depth: 53" to 80"

Trails open: 69 of 69

Ski Apache, Ruidoso, N.M.

Snow depth: 43" to 61"

Trails open: 54 of 55

Ski Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M.

Snow depth: 53" average

Trails open: 77 of 77

Snowbasin Resort, Huntsville, Utah

Snow depth: 71" average

Trails open: 104 of 104

Snowbird Ski Resort, Snowbird, Utah

Snow depth: 34" to 83"

Trails open: 85 of 85

Snowmass, Aspen, Colo.

Snow depth: 42" to 61"

Trails open: 91 of 91

Solitude Mountain Resort, Solitude, Utah

Snow depth: 65" to 73"

Trails open: 65 of 65

Steamboat, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Snow depth: 50" to 60"

Trails open: 165 of 165

Sundance Resort, Sundance, Utah

Snow depth: 46" to 49"

Trails open: 42 of 42

Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Snow depth: 36" to 46"

Trails open: 67 of 67

Taos Ski Valley, Taos Ski Valley, N.M.

Snow depth: 65" to 97"

Trails open: 110 of 110

Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, Colo.

Snow depth: 56" average

Trails open: 120 of 127

Vail Ski Resort, Vail, Colo.

Snow depth: 25" to 41"

Trails open: 189 of 193

Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Mont.

Snow depth: 50" to 112"

Trails open: 94 of 94

Winter Park Resort, Winter Park, Colo.

Snow depth: 51" to 57"

Trails open: 126 of 145

Wolf Creek, Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Snow depth: 84" to 92"

Trails open: 77 of 77

Floyd Saunders, a native of snowy Minnesota, has been a downhill and cross-country skier since childhood.

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Updated Friday, Mar 16, 2012