Where you can still go skiing and snowboarding in Colorado this Memorial Day Weekend

Posted at 2:00 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 14:07:42-04

We’re just more than four weeks away from the official first day of summer and less than a week from Memorial Day, but it’s still skiing and snowboarding season in Colorado!

Several Colorado ski areas are opening back up for Memorial Day Weekend and extending their season into June.

Snow returns to A-Basin, May 20, 2019. (Courtesy: Arapahoe Basin / Ian Zinner)

Arapahoe Basin , which typically boasts the longest ski season in Colorado, will remain open seven days a week through June 2, and will be open the weekend of June 7-9. The ski area says it could possibly open for additional weekends in June as well.

Aspen Snowmass is opening back up for Memorial Day Weekend skiing and snowboarding May 25-27 and is offering discounted rates for adults and children.

Breckenridge snowboarders
Snowboarders at Breckenridge on Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Elisabeth Biebl/Vail Resorts)

Breckenridge will be open daily through Memorial Day and extended its weekend season, the resort announced Tuesday. It will now offer weekend skiing on June 1-2, and June 8-9.

Purgatory Ski Resort

Purgatory , in southwest Colorado near Durango, will also offer Memorial Day Weekend skiing Saturday and Sunday on Lift 1. Passholders for this season and next season will be able to ski, and there are discounted lift tickets available.

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding is also still an option for those with the proper gear, training and experience, but avalanche danger was considerable across all of the state’s avalanche regions as of Tuesday – meaning there was danger no matter how experienced one is in the backcountry.

Author: Blair Miller