Every winter beginning sometime in October, the Colorado ski season kicks off with great anticipation. The season opening and closing days for Colorado’s ski resorts are important dates to remember when planning an early or late season escapade.
After the first ski areas open in mid-October, the bulk follow suit from early-November through mid-December, until mostly all are open. The list below includes Colorado’s most popular resorts. You can view a complete list of Colorado’s ski areas, which includes a few of the less popular ski hills.
Here are the estimated opening/closing dates for Colorado ski resorts, in alphabetical order:
(All resort season dates are subject to change.)
|Arapahoe Basin||Mid-October||June TBD|
|Aspen Highlands||December 10||April 9|
|Aspen Mountain||November 24||April 16|
|Beaver Creek||November 23||April TBD|
|Breckenridge||November 11||May TBD|
|Buttermilk||December 17||April 2|
|Ski Cooper||December 7||April 16|
|Copper Mountain||November 14||April 23|
|Crested Butte||November 23||TBD|
|Echo Mountain||Early December||April 16|
|Eldora||November 18||April 16|
|Granby Ranch||December 10||April 2|
|Hesperus||December 17||March 19|
|Howelsen Hill||November 25||March 26|
|Kendall Mountain||December 16||April 2|
|Loveland||Late October||May 8|
|Monarch||Late November||April 9|
|Powderhorn||November 25||April 2|
|Purgatory||November 19||April 23|
|Silverton||December 29||April 16|
|Snowmass||November 24||April 16|
|Steamboat||November 23||April 9|
|Sunlight||December 9||April 2|
|Telluride||November 24||April 2|
|Winter Park||November 17||Mid-May|
|Wolf Creek||Early October||April TBD|
You can reference the opening and closing dates for 23 ski resorts through Colorado Ski Country, which omits the Vail-owned resorts. Early and late-season weather may change these forecasted season dates.
No matter what time of year, it’s always a pleasure to get out and carve a few turns. Even if it’s only a few open trails!