Every winter the Colorado ski season kicks off with great anticipation, usually beginning sometime in October at the first few resorts. 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 thru mid December, until mostly all are open (if they are planning to at all). 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 tinier ski hills.
Here are the estimated opening/closing dates for Colorado ski resorts, in ABC order:
(All resort season dates are subject to change.)
|Arapahoe Basin||early November||TBD|
|Aspen Highlands||December 12||April 4|
|Aspen Mountain||November 26||April 18|
|Beaver Creek||November 25||April|
|Buttermilk||December 12||April 4|
|Ski Cooper||December 9||TBD|
|Copper Mountain||November 30||April 25|
|Crested Butte||November 25||April|
|Echo Mountain||November 27||TBD|
|Granby Ranch||December 11||April 4|
|Howelsen Hill||November 28||TBD|
|Loveland||early November||early May|
|Powderhorn||December 17||March 28|
|Snowmass||November 26||April 18|
|Steamboat||November 21||April 11|
|Sunlight||December 11||April 4|
|Winter Park||November 18||TBD|
|Wolf Creek||October 28||April 12|
You can reference the opening and closing dates for 23 ski resorts thru Colorado Sk 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 pleasure to get out and carve a few turns. Even if it’s only a few open trails!