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||April 30|
|Aspen Highlands||December 12||April 4|
|Aspen Mountain||November 26||April 18|
|Beaver Creek||November 25||April 11|
|Breckenridge||November 13||May 31|
|Buttermilk||December 12||April 4|
|Ski Cooper||December 9||April 18|
|Copper Mountain||November 30||April 25|
|Crested Butte||November 25||April 4|
|Echo Mountain||November 27||March 28|
|Eldora||November 23||April 15|
|Granby Ranch||December 11||April 4|
|Hesperus||December TBD||March 8|
|Howelsen Hill||November 28||Closed|
|Keystone||November 6||April 11|
|Loveland||early November||May 9|
|Monarch||November 20||April 4|
|Powderhorn||December 17||April 4|
|Purgatory||November 21||April 18|
|Silverton||December 26||April 18|
|Snowmass||November 26||April 25|
|Steamboat||November 21||April 11|
|Sunlight||December 11||April 4|
|Telluride||November 26||April 4|
|Vail||November 20||April 18|
|Winter Park||November 18||April 25|
|Wolf Creek||October 28||April 4|
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!