WATCH: Impressive ‘Snownado’ in Breckenridge, Colorado
It’s a busy time of year in Breckenridge, Colorado, with snowsports enthusiasts heading to the slopes for thrilling mountain action. At Breckenridge Ski Resort, some strong winds resulted in an unusual natural spectacle.
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On Saturday, crowds were mesmerized by a ‘snownado’, a rare weather event caused by a mixture of wind and snow.
This phenomenon, sometimes known as a snow devil, can occur when the surface windshear creates a vortex over the snow cover. This results in a whirling column of snow rising upwards.
The unbelievable video footage was taken by Tiktok user, Dree Kinder. It has now been viewed by over one million users.
This week, serious chills and temperature drops spread across many parts of the United States. At Breckenridge Ski Resort, plenty of snow has delighted the skiers and snowboarders. However, the weather has brought a few challenges too, with some lifts forced to close throughout the week. The resort shared some beautiful pictures of the mountains and the charming ski town on their Facebook page.
Colorado has some of the best powder in the United States. Breck receives an average of 374 inches of snowfall per year. In the winter, book a chalet on the ski run and glide down the mountain straight from your front door. It’s a great place to visit any time of year, with a walkable downtown area, featuring a lovely selection of boutique shops, restaurants and bars.
“Temps are low, vibes are high,” Breckenridge Ski Resort shared in one of their latest Facebook posts.
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