Opening Dates for Colorado's Major Ski Resorts

Opening Dates for Colorado's Major Ski Resorts


Opening Dates for Colorado's Major Ski Resorts


A-Basin is getting a major jump on the season as they will start spinning the Black Mountain Express lift at 9:00 a.m. this Friday giving skiers and snowboarders access to High Noon trail.

Denver 7 reports Loveland Ski Area, which is always in competition with A-Basin for first Colorado resort to open, has not yet announced their opening date but resort officials say they are hard at work blowing snow and “They’re getting close to opening.”

If you’re looking to get your resort shred on before November head to Arapahoe Basin or Loveland once they open. If you wait until November please reference the below list.

opening dates of major Colorado ski areas:

  • Aspen Mountain: Nov. 23

  • Aspen Snowmass: Nov. 23

  • Beaver Creek: Nov. 17

  • Breckenridge: Nov. 10

  • Buttermilk: Dec. 9

  • Copper Mountain: Nov. 10

  • Crested Butte: Nov. 23

  • Eldora: Nov. 17

  • Keystone: Nov. 10

  • Loveland: Unknown

  • Powderhorn: Dec. 15

  • Steamboat Ski Area: Nov. 22

  • Telluride Ski Resort: Nov. 23

  • Vail: Nov. 17

  • Winter Park: Nov. 15

….full disclosure, opening day at A-Basin will most likely be a media frenzy that looks like this, so if you can I’d wait till midweek.

Photo By Helen H. Richardson/ The Denver Post

Here’s a pretty good recap of what opening day at A-Basin looked like last year: 

[images from Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Facebook]

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