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April Snow Fuels Late Burst To Colorado Ski Season

Colorado Ski Country USA resorts embraced the latest snowstorm to sweep through the state, welcoming April snow showers that picked up where a snow-laden March left off. The ongoing snowfall enabled several Colorado resorts to re-open recently on select weekends after their official closing dates, and the past couple of days have left further powder deposits for guests to enjoy.

AspenSnowmass_Jason Schnissel

AspenSnowmass_Jason Schnissel

The fresh April powder gives visitors a great excuse to head to the high country for the final weeks of the season. Colorado is known for having one of the longest ski seasons in the country, and once again Mother Nature has yielded an opportunity for guests to ski through June.

Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain

The latest storm dropped up to a foot of new snow at resorts throughout the state over the past 48 hours. In the west, Aspen Highlands was left with 13 inches, Aspen Mountain with 8 inches, while Snowmass led the Aspen resorts with 14 new inches. Steamboat reported 2 inches, and in the south, Silvertons final celebration for the season will be complemented by a fresh 14 inches.

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin

Monarch amassed great snow from the storm, peaking at 11 inches over 48 hours, while resorts closest to the Front Range finished off the tail end of the storm with Eldora stacking up 5 inches, Arapahoe Basin 4 inches, Loveland 3.5 inches, Winter Park 2.5 inches and Copper Mountain 2 inches.

The forecast anticipates more light snow showers for the coming weekend, during which several more resorts will finish their seasons. Each will close down the 2012-13 year with guest-friendly events, which can be found here.

Below is a list of the Colorado Ski Country USA resorts that are still open, along with their respective closing dates. Guests can also visit the full snow report, which is updated by the resorts themselves, at

Eldora_John Waugh

Eldora_John Waugh

Open resorts and Anticipated Closing Dates:

Arapahoe Basin June 2

Aspen Highlands April 21

Aspen Mountain April 14

Copper Mountain April 14

Eldora April 14

Loveland May 5

Monarch April 14

Silverton April 14

Snowmass April 14

Steamboat April 14

Winter Park April 21