Arapahoe Basin won the race-but who will be next? Check out ColoradoSki's list of opening dates for each ski resort.
Arapahoe Basin-October 13th The first open of the season, A Basin is located sixty-eight miles west of Denver, in Summit County, Colorado, and has something for every level of ski and rider.
Loveland- Mid-October Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, FREE snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide, an innovative lesson program and more snow than any Front Range or Summit County resort.
Wolf Creek- November 3rd Wolf Creek’s nine lifts service incredibly beautiful terrain, over 1,600 acres.
Copper Mountain- November 10th Copper Mountain is just 75 miles from Denver with 2,490 acres of skiable terrain and a village that feels more like a neighborhood. Copper's guests enjoy steps away lodging, apres ski entertainment, naturally divided terrain and exciting events.
Winter Park- November 15th With over a 75-year history, Winter Park Resort is Colorado's longest continually operated ski resort that features the Seven Territories across 3,081 acres of award-winning terrain.
Eldora- November 17th Eldora is skiing, snowboarding, cross-country and snowshoe friendly! Coverage is 100% of groomed terrain, more than any other resort in Colorado! Eldora is only 21 miles from Boulder and 47 miles from Denver, with 680 acres of skiable terrain.
Purgatory- November 18th Purgatory features 1,525 acres of alpine adventure.
Echo Mountain- November 21st Echo Mountain is located 50 minutes from downtown Denver, just 20 minutes west of Evergreen and have incredible views of the Continental Divide.
Monarch- November 22nd Located along Colorado’s Continental Divide, Monarch Mountain is an independent, family-friendly ski area that offers a genuine mountain experience. Operating on 100 percent all-natural snow, Monarch offers 1,162 vertical ft. of diverse, skiable terrain.
Steamboat- November 22nd Steamboat is actually a complete mountain range: Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge, and Christie Peak. 2,965 acres of permitted terrain offer a diversity of trails for all levels of ability.
Aspen Mountain-November 23rd At Aspen Mountain you can ski down the same runs that hosted last year's World Cup finals, ride through gladed powder stashes, chase after the snowcat-towed Oasis Champagne Bar, or put together one quad-burning top-to-bottom after another. And all of this is just steps away from downtown Aspen.
Crested Butte- November 23rd Out of the 1,547 acres of terrain, there are numerous bowls, chutes, glades and cliffs, but half of Crested Butte’s terrain suits beginners and intermediates. This variety creates a snow sports enthusiast’s playground for all ages.
Snowmass- November 23rd Snowmass offers 3,332 acres of varied terrain and access to your choice of cruisers, glades, steeps, terrain parks and halfpipes.
Telluride- November 23rd For many, Telluride is a powder-seeker’s nirvana. And for good reason. Great snow conditions and crowd-free runs.
Howelsen Hill- November 25th Howelsen Hill is a small ski area located in Steamboat Springs.
Sunlight- December 8th Sunlight gives you a full day of skiing for an affordable price. You’ll park for free, walk to the lifts, and never stand in line. Without the crowds, the powder lasts for days. All 67 trails lead right back to the lodge where you can stow your brown bag lunch or pick up something hot at the grill.
Cooper- December 9th Cooper is different, in all the right ways! Soft all-natural snow, terrain variety for everyone, down-to-earth laid-back atmosphere, family-friendly vibe, smiling faces, great food & drinks, and prices that allow you to bring the whole family.
Granby Ranch is a four-season mountain community 90 miles from Denver, in the center of Grand County. To the south is world-renowned ski resort Winter Park, and to the northeast, the expansive Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hesperus- December 15th Just minutes from downtown Durango—11 miles west on Highway 160—Hesperus Ski Area offers 26 trails on 60 skiable acres, with 150 inches of annual snowfall.
Powderhorn- December 15th Tucked alongside the northern edge of Western Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa, Powderhorn offer breathtaking views and over 1,600 acres of mountain terrain. Powderhorn's location provides over 250 inches of light powder snow each year, and 70% of our runs are beginner or intermediate, ideal for any family of skiers or snowboarders.
Silverton- December 28th One chairlift is all you need to access a high alpine environment surrounded by 1,819 acres of amazing descents in every direction. There are loads of bowls, chutes, cliffs and wonderful natural terrain features to be discovered everywhere you look.