Colorado Ski Country Summer Operations and COVID-19

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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas are working with local health officials to implement a range of health procedures to keep both guests and employees safe this summer. Guests visiting Colorado’s high-country will find sanitation stations, markers to remind guests to be socially distant and special signage noting updates and changes to operations. Face coverings will be required in certain locations at ski areas so guests should plan ahead.

Colorado in the summertime promises bluebird days, cool summer nights, Instagram worthy scenery and exciting activities that are sure to bring a smile. CSCUSA resorts will offer something for everyone including mountain coasters, alpine slides, scenic chairlift and gondola rides, downhill mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, dining and more.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

Summer Operations

Arapahoe Basin opened for summer operations on July 2 with mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, scenic chairlift rides, yoga and dining options for guests. The aerial adventure park will open at a later date for guests to enjoy. Click here for more information.

Aspen Snowmass opened for the summer season with Aspen Mountain opening June 12 and Snowmass opening June 21. All access and activities are taking place with strict adherence to state and county guidelines with the health and welfare of guests and employees given top priority. Camp Aspen Snowmass opened June 15. Click here for more information.

Copper Mountain will welcome guests starting July 4 where guests can find gondola rides, golf, mountain biking, hiking, small socially distant gatherings and dining. Copper will also offer a family friendly drive-in movie series every Saturday beginning on July 4 running through September 26. Guests are encouraged to reserve a spot as there is a 40 car max. Click here for more information.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort opened for summer operations on June 12 with the new and improved mountain bike park, the Flat Top Flyer chairlift and the Sunset Grill and Umbrella bar open for guests. The resort has implemented several new summer operating policies to reduce the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Click here for more information.

Purgatory - Visitors can enjoy Purgatory’s summer activities from 9am-4pm daily through August 16 and weekends only through October 4. A Mountain coaster, alpine slide, bike park, chairlift rides and treasure panning can be found this summertime. Click here for more information. 

Steamboat - In accordance with COVID-19 mitigation guidelines from local and state officials, Steamboat Ski Resort opened for limited summer operations on weekends beginning Friday, June 26. The summer season at the ski resort will be scaled back to include the Outlaw Mountain Coaster, Maverick mini golf course, scenic gondola rides, the Steamboat Mercantile retail store, and dining on the Oasis Sun Deck in Thunderhead Lodge and in the base area at Timber & Torch Grill. The Steamboat Gondola will run from 10am- 5 pm and activities will be open 10am-6pm Friday through Sunday ending on Labor Day on Monday, September 7. The Steamboat Grand reopened to guests on June 5 and is now taking reservations. Click here for more information.

Sunlight - The Sunlight Ski and Bike shop is open daily from 9am-5pm and offers shuttle service up the Roaring Fork Valley with bike rentals available for all skill levels. Visitors to Sunlight Mountain this summer can enjoy hiking and mountain biking in one of nature’s best outdoor playgrounds. Click here for more information.

Telluride opened for the summer on June 25 for summer operations. The new Telluride Bike Park will open 4 days/week, Thurs - Sun, from 10am-6pm, until September 27. The ticket windows will be open Thurs - Sun from 9am-6pm. Click here for more information.

Winter Park - Following state and county reopening guidelines, Winter Park Resort opened its scenic gondola with access to mountaintop hiking trails, the base-area putting course, and its famed Trestle Bike Park on Saturday, June 27. Additional base-area services, including various restaurant options, bike rentals and some retail are also open. Guests can make lodging reservations for resort-managed properties. The resort will operate its modified summer recreational offerings seven days a week through Labor Day. In September, the resort will operate only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Click here for more information.

This page will be updated with the most up to date information from ski areas across Colorado.

Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas include:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands 
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain 
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Kendall Mountain
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain 
  • Powderhorn 
  • Purgatory
  • Silverton
  • Snowmass 
  • Steamboat 
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park