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Think spring has arrived? The Buddy Werner statue on top of Storm Peak at Steamboat Ski Area told a different story Thursday. Ski area officials say they can’t remember so much snow on Mount Werner so late into spring.

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Steamboat snow depth sets record

Snow was 15 feet deep Friday at the summit of Buffalo Pass

Mike Gillespie, Colorado Snow Survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Denver, confirmed that the snow depth at the Tower measuring site at Buffalo Pass stood at 180 inches, setting a record for measured snow depths there that go back to the mid-1960s.

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