CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – While travel along Interstate 70 mountain corridor was a challenge, backcountry skiers like Nicky Toor from Boulder say this May snow was “a gift from the heavens.”

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Toor is camping in his car right now, making the hike to the top of Loveland Pass and skiing back down.

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“I didn’t expect May to be like this,” Toor said.

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The Central Mountains could end up with several feet of snow when this wet storm is finished Wednesday.

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As skiers and boarders are rejoicing, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Colorado State Patrol are working overtime to keep the highways open and clear from wrecks.

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