It appears ole' mother nature is making up for the last three winters, which is great for the reservoir situation and ski resorts. I think I read that last year Fort Collins had a grand total of about 6" of snow for the entire winter. This year has so far been one for the record books. I think we have had somewhere around 50" so far with the historically heaviest month, March yet to come.
There may also be another benefit from the prolonged cold weather. For years throughout the northern rockies, there has been a very serious problem with pine bark beetles killing the lodgepole pines. That has contributed to some of the severe forest fires here in Colorado in recent years. Other than removeing the affected dead trees around high use areas there is no effective control. The only thing that really knocks the beetles back is prolonged sub-zero weather. So hopefully, that has been the case.