Ski resorts opening early due to great early season snowmaking conditions!

Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-02 20:28:08-04

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While temperatures have now warmed up significantly, the end of October brought a significant winter storm to the central and northern mountains in Colorado, allowing several ski resorts to open early and providing great snow making conditions. Keystone and A-Basin opened earlier this week, with Winter Park and Eldora on track to open Friday.

Colorado Ski Area Projected Opening Dates Fall 2023 (subject to change):

Arapahoe BasinOpen
Aspen MountainNov. 23
Aspen HighlandsDec. 9
ButtermilkDec. 9
Beaver CreekNov. 22
BreckenridgeNov. 10
CooperDec. 6
Copper MountainNov. 13
Crested ButteNov. 22
Echo MountainLate Nov. or early Dec.
EldoraNov 3
Granby RanchDec. 8
HesperusJan. 5
Howelson HillNov. 25
Kendall MountainDec. 15
Loveland Ski AreaNext 2 weeks
Monarch MountainTBD
PowderhornNov. 24
PurgatoryNov. 18
SilvertonHeli Ski: Nov. 25, Guided: Dec. 28
SnowmassNov. 23
SteamboatNov. 22
TellurideNov. 23
VailNov. 10
Winter ParkNov 3
Wolf CreekNov. 11

If you're an early season fiend that hits the slopes as early as possible, the forecast is looking dry at all of the resorts, with temperatures in the 30s to 40s. It'll be a bit breezy Friday and Sunday at Winter Park, but only on Sunday at Eldora. For Keystone which has 18" of snow at the base, Friday is breezy and Sunday is not. For A-Basin, Sunday is breezy but Friday is not. Everyone looks dry though through Tuesday, when we see our next chance for mountain snow.

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