Vail’s snowfall totals this season were more than twice the average across the country, topping out at about 13.8 inches per day.
That’s about 10 times more snowfall than the average in the winter of 2007-08.
Vail’s highest snowfall in the year of 2017-18 was 15.5 inches, and that was on a clear winter day.
The previous record was 13.4 inches set in 2007-2008.
“It’s going to be hard for Vail to recover from the effects of the ice storm,” said David Koehler, a Vail Snow surveyor.
“They’re going to have to take some time to rebuild.”
The weather agency said the snowfall could be even more devastating to Vail as the winter progresses.
Vail has not been able to predict how much more snow is coming, or what the impact might be on roads.
The Vail snowpack totals were up by about 4.2 inches over the winter and could rise by more than 3 feet by early summer, the weather agency predicted.
The storm has been unusually strong this winter, with heavy snowfalls that left roads inoperable.
The storm was the second largest snowfall ever recorded in the United States.
The record was 15 inches set by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.