After an extremely slow start to the Colorado winter, it looks like there is finally some substantial snow in Colorado. At least enough snow for people to be claiming powder days. It also looks like more snow is coming in the near future. Check out the run down our friends at Colorado Ski Country USA gave us on mountain openings.
The recent storm that blanketed the state left Colorado Ski Country resorts with copious amounts of snow, and presented guests with much anticipated powder days. Skiers and snowboarders across the state were delighted with the effects of the storm, and took full advantage of Mother Nature’s generosity. Aspen and Winter Park each benefitted from more than a foot of snow, while a number of other resorts, such as Eldora, saw double digit totals deposited. The widespread precipitation allowed for more terrain to be opened throughout the state.
With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Ski Country now has 13 resorts open, and anticipates all resorts to be open by Christmas. Below is a resort-by-resort list of opening dates.
Arapahoe Basin: Open
Aspen Highlands: December 21, 2012
Aspen Mountain: Open
Buttermilk: December 15, 2012
Copper Mountain: Open
Crested Butte: Open
Monarch Mountain: TBD, 2012
Powderhorn: December 13, 2012
Purgatory: Open, Weekends Only
Silverton Mountain: December 15, 2012
Ski Cooper: TBD, 2012
Ski Granby Ranch: December 12, 2012
Sunlight: December 14, 2012
Winter Park: Open
Wolf Creek: Open
*Opening dates are subject to change based on conditions. For the latest information, please visit www.ColoradoSki.com*