What are snowfalls like in the Colorado Rockies?

Question by Saigon Surfer: What are snowfalls like in the Colorado Rockies?
What are the maximum snowfall amounts like in Winter for Colorado, specifically the Este’s Park area or Long’s Peak areas?

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Answer by Charlie
Average yearly snowfall in Estes Park is about 34 inches, but up in the mountains it is around 360 inches a year. I cannot find specific info on amount of snowfall on Longs Peak, but at most places over 10,000 ft is snowfall is over 300 inches per year. The amount of snow can vary greatly and sometimes there is 18 inches of snow in one nite. Some years they get 3 times the normal amount, and occasionally, there is a light year.

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