[Introspective in Snowmass. Photo: Sean Molin] 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 are useful information 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 28 of 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.
All resort season dates are subject to change.
|Arapahoe Basin||October 11||June 7|
|Aspen Highlands||December 7||April 12|
|Aspen Mountain||November 28||April 19|
|Beaver Creek||November 27||April 12|
|Breckenridge||November 8||May 25|
|Buttermilk||December 7||April 5|
|Ski Cooper||December 7||April 12|
|Copper Mountain||November 8||April 19|
|Crested Butte||November 27||April 12|
|Echo Mountain||November 29||April 12|
|Eldora||November 15||April 12|
|Granby Ranch||December 13||March 29|
|Howelsen Hill||November 30||March 15|
|Kendall Mountain||December 14||March 29|
|Keystone||October 12||April 12|
|Loveland||October 20||May 5|
|Monarch||November 22||April 5|
|Powderhorn||December 13||March 29|
|Silverton||December 26||April 19|
|Snowmass||November 28||April 19|
|Steamboat||November 23||April 12|
|Sunlight||December 13||April 5|
|Telluride||November 28||April 5|
|Vail||November 15||April 19|
|Winter Park||November 13||April 19|
|Wolf Creek||November 1||April 5|
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.