Several rounds of snow in the past week and colder weather is allowing for many Colorado ski and snowboard areas to open this week. Loveland Ski Area has its opening day Wednesday. Arapahoe Basin opened on Monday, November 9th. Up next is Breckenridge on Friday, November 13th.
Friday skiing will be clear and dry, with the warmest temperatures of the weekend in the 30s and 40s.
On Saturday morning a winter storm will move into the mountains from the northwest and most ski areas have the potential of receiving 4-8 inches of snow, with locally higher mountains. The snow will be ongoing from Saturday morning into the afternoon then slowly taper off through the evening. This will make for slow going on the roads and dangerous conditions.
Sunday the sky will clear as the storm moves away, leaving beautiful fresh powder to ski on. Roads will likely still be slick, especially early in the day.
Colorado Ski Area Opening Dates
|Aspen Mountain||Nov. 26|
|Aspen Highlands||Dec. 12|
|Beaver Creek||Nov. 25|
|Copper Mountain||Nov. 30|
|Crested Butte||Nov. 25|
|Echo Mountain||Nov. 27|
|Granby Ranch||Dec. 11|
|Howelson Hill||Nov. 28|
|Kendall Mountain||Dec. 12|
|Loveland Ski Area||Open|
|Monarch Mountain||Nov. 20|
|Silverton||Heli Ski Nov. 25 Guided Dec. 26|
|Winter Park||After Nov. 30|