It’s no secret that this year has been less than ideal for most of Colorado’s ski areas. A quick look at SNOTEL’s Current Snow Water Equivalent Map is quite telling.
Resorts across the region are struggling to open more terrain, something desperately needed this year to spread skiers and riders across the mountain.
In response to the drought, Winter Park Resort was forced to implement a COVID-19 reservation system to limit the number of skiers arriving at their resort, and the percentage of open terrain throughout CO’s resorts is just more proof in the pudding.
Take a look for yourself:
Arapahoe Basin: 10/145 trails = 6.8% open
Breckenridge: 42/199 trails = 21% open
Copper Mountain: 49/150 = 33% open
Eldora Mountain: 20/65 = 30% open
Keystone: 35/127 trails = 27% open
Loveland: 13/94 trails = 14% open
Vail: 77/195 = 39% open
Winter Park: 56/166 trails = 33% open
Thankfully a storm is hitting the Rockies as you read this post. Let’s hope it dumps some snow before the holidays come around! Colorado needs some of that fluffy white stuff ASAP!