Double-Digit Snow Totals Blanket Colorado Ski Areas, Prompt Early Openings

Submitted by CSCUSA Staff on Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:43
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Eldora and Cooper to Open Early for Eager Skiers and Riders

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Photo Credit Top Row (L-R): Telluride Ski Resort; Dustin Schaefer, Loveland Ski Area; Sam Bass, Eldora
Bottom Row: Rosanne Pitcher, Wolf Creek Ski Area; Cooper; Dan Bayer, Aspen Snowmass

Click here for High Res and Additional Photos: bit.ly/SnowPhotos11-05.

With three Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas open for skiing and riding and 11 more scheduled to open by the end of the month, up to three feet of snow has fallen on Colorado’s ski areas in a 72-hour period. This impressive early November snowfall has prompted two ski areas to move up their opening days; Eldora will open nine days earlier than scheduled this Wednesday, November 7, while Cooper will open 10 days early on Friday, November 23.

While the most recent storm favored the northern and central mountains, all ski areas in Colorado received snow including the three ski areas open over the weekend. Loveland Ski Area received 37 inches of snowfall in 72 hours, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area saw 21 inches of fresh snow in the same period and Wolf Creek, which will open for the season this Friday, November 9, received four inches.

Listed by Opening Date:                     

October 13                                Wolf Creek (Weekends only – Opening for the season November 9)

October 19                                Arapahoe Basin

October 20                                Loveland

November 7                              Eldora

November 14                            Winter Park

November 16                            Copper Mountain

November 17                            Purgatory

November 21                            Monarch

November 21                            Steamboat

November 22                            Aspen Mountain

November 22                            Snowmass

November 22                            Telluride

November 23                            Cooper

November 23                            Echo Mountain

November 24                            Howelsen Hill

November 24                            Silverton

December 7                              Kendall Mountain

December 8                              Aspen Highlands

December 8                              Buttermilk

December 8                              Sunlight

December 14                            Granby Ranch

December 14                            Powderhorn

December 21                            Hesperus

 

Links to Resort Webcams:

Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l

Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj

Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE

Buttermilk http://bit.ly/2fol9R2

Cooper http://bit.ly/2RE5JLX

Copper Mountain http://bit.ly/2fD7iZX

Eldora Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2zlpt09

Granby Ranch http://bit.ly/2EWCTCR

Loveland Ski Area http://bit.ly/2g3WF0E

Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn

Powderhorn http://bit.ly/1LMoa5T

Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6

Snowmass http://bit.ly/1P4XOSK

Steamboat http://bit.ly/2g3IY3Z

Sunlight Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMemkP

Telluride Ski Resort http://bit.ly/2eNN5RX

Winter Park Resort http://bit.ly/2g3DTsF

Wolf Creek Ski Area http://bit.ly/2zo5xd2

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