Colorado Ski Season is Here

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Sun, 10/17/2021 - 11:03

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Photo credit: Ian Zinner, Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin Becomes First Ski Area to Open Continuously for the 2021-22 Winter Season

The 2021-22 ski season is underway in Colorado with skiers and snowboarders celebrating the opening of Arapahoe Basin this morning. At 8:30 a.m. the Black Mountain Express lift began delivering skiers and riders to the intermediate High Noon trail with an 18-inch base of packed powder.

 

Significant snowfall and cold temperatures over the last week have allowed ski areas across the state to begin to make snow in advance of the season. Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski areas have been busy over the summer and fall with capital improvements to enhance the guest experience including new food and beverage operations at seven CSCUSA ski areas.

 

Ski areas are looking forward to welcoming guests back to the slopes this winter with a return to a more normal skiing and riding season. Ski areas and Colorado Ski Country will release additional COVID-19 information for the 2021-22 season as appropriate as the season approaches and progresses, but guests are encouraged to Know Before You Go by checking ski area websites and other channels for the most up to date information on what to expect during their visit. Guests may also visit www.coloradoski.com/covid-19 for tips and information from ski areas across the state.

 

“Opening day of the ski season is always an exciting event with smiling skiers and riders back on the slopes” said CSCUSA President and CEO Melanie Mills. “This year has a great vibe already with anticipation building for a big winter at ski areas across the state.”

 

Below is a current list of scheduled opening and tentative closing dates for CSCUSA member resorts*.

Operating Dates for Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Areas:

Ski Area

Open

close

Arapahoe basin

October 17

June TBD

aspen highlands

December 11

April 10

aspen Mountain

November 25

April 17

buttermilk

December 11

April 3

Cooper

December 8

April 17

copper mountain

November 22

April 24

Echo Mountain

November 26

April 17

eldora

November 19

April 17

Granby Ranch

December 10

April 3

Hesperus

December 17

March 20

howelsen hill

November 28

April 3

Kendall Mountain

December 17

TBA

loveland

Late-October

Early May

monarch

TBA

April 3

powderhorn

November 26

April 27

purgatory

November 20

April 4

silverton

December 30

April 17

snowmass

November 25

April 17

steamboat

November 20

April 10

sunlight

December 10

April 3

telluride

November 25

April 17

winter park

November 17

Mid-May

*all resort dates subject to change

 

Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Area Webcam Links

http://bit.ly/ArapahoeBasinCams

http://bit.ly/AspenHighlandsCams

http://bit.ly/AspenMountainCams

http://bit.ly/AspenButtermilkCams

http://bit.ly/CooperCams

http://bit.ly/CopperCams

http://bit.ly/EldoraCams

http://bit.ly/GranbyRanchCams

http://bit.ly/LovelandCams

http://bit.ly/MonarchCams

http://bit.ly/PowderhornCams

http://bit.ly/PurgatoryCams

http://bit.ly/AspenSnowmassCams

http://bit.ly/SteamboatCams

http://bit.ly/SunlightCams

http://bit.ly/TellurideCams

http://bit.ly/WinterParkCams

 

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