All across Ski Country, winter is rushing in. Earlier this week, Killington and Sunday River opened their slopes for the season, and now Colorado resorts are covered in a deep blanket of snow. From Wednesday night through Friday morning, a southern storm dropped about three to 15 inches across Colorado’s south and central mountains, especially at elevations above 10,000 feet. The snow came at a great time for Keystone and Copper Mountain, who are just two weeks from their opening days. For early-season skiers and snowboarders, the ample snowfall is a boon, as it will likely provide a nice base for opening-day conditions.
The forecast for Colorado is looking good, too. Temperatures across the Centennial state are supposed to stay cooler, which is great for snowmaking. Plus, two other storm tracks are in the works for next week, according to OpenSnow Colorado Forecaster, Joel Gratz. In fact, Vail announced in a press release, that they plan to start the snowmaking machines today or over the weekend. To help you stay on top of ski-resort news and perhaps plan a last-minute, early-season trip, we comprised a list of opening dates at top Colorado resorts at the bottom of this post.
Check out the photo galleries and video below to see recent snowfall at Colorado resorts.
2015-16 opening dates for Colorado resorts
Keystone | Nov. 6, 2015
Copper Mountain | Nov. 11, 2015
Breckenridge | Nov. 13, 2015
Winter Park | Nov. 18, 2015
Vail | Nov. 20, 2015
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