Portions of Weld County received more than a foot of snow overnight, topping every major resort.
WINDSOR, Colo. — Any time it snows in Colorado, thousands flock to the mountains to hit the slopes.
But Saturday, the highest totals weren’t at any of the resorts you might expect.
Instead? Hoedown Hill in Windsor.
“It’s quite a blessing,” said owner Tyler Lind. “It just looks beautiful out here.”
Lind’s family recently opened Hoedown Hill after excavating the Raindance National Golf Course next door.
They used the extra dirt to construct a 135-foot-tall hill which now features multiple ski runs, a terrain park and a massive tubing hill. At 1,200 feet, Lind said they believe it’s the longest tubing hill in the country.
“Right now, we’re perfect,” he said. “This hill was made just for this.”
Saturday’s storm dropped just a few inches of snow in nearby communities, but Greeley reported more than a foot of fresh snow.
“I-25 was crystal clear, I was going 80,” said Robert Vickerman. “Then as soon as I turned on 34 to Greeley, it was just covering it. The plows weren’t even out.”
Vickerman took advantage of the fresh powder to hit the slopes at Hoedown Hill, where a rail jam competition was held Saturday afternoon.
“It is a destination now for sure,” said Christian Jorgensen. “It’s a wide open space that’s been turned into a slice of heaven where you can learn to ski, snowboard, tube.”
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