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Winter Storm Brings Colorado Ski Country Over a Foot of Snow

13 Inches of snow blanketed Steamboat Resort. Photo by Larry Pierce. 13 Inches of snow blanketed Steamboat Resort. Photo by Larry Pierce.


As guests get ready to the head to the high country for the Thanksgiving Holiday and ski areas around the state prepare to open, Mother Nature blanketed resorts across Colorado with up to 13 inches of snow.

Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay. Copper Mountain. Photo by Tripp Fay.


Copper Mountain opened for the season today with an 18 inch base and 6 inches of fresh powder. Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are also open for the season with guests enjoying 7 inches of snow this morning at each resort.

Elsewhere, Steamboat received 13 inches overnight while 8 inches fell at Winter Park; both resorts will open November 23 in advance of Thanksgiving.

At Sunlight and Telluride 6 inches fell in the last 24 hours, while Cooper, Monarch Mountain and Powderhorn all welcomed 5 inches.

Purgatory will open tomorrow, November 19, and provide guests a unique Colorado experience of mountain biking and skiing in the same day with mountain biking available in the morning and skiing after 1 pm.

Ski Area Open Dates:

  • November 19 Purgatory Resort
  • November 23 Steamboat and Winter Park
  • November 24 Aspen Mountain, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Snowmass and Wolf Creek Ski Area
  • November 26 Howelsen Hill
  • Late November Eldora Mountain Resort, Monarch Mountain
  • Early December Telluride Ski Resort
  • December 9 Sunlight Mountain Resort
  • December 10 Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Cooper
  • December 15 Powderhorn,
  • December 17 Granby Ranch
  • December 29 Silverton
  • Dates are subject to change.

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