The Colorado ski season is underway and skiers are making plans for that first day on the slopes.

Two Colorado Ski Resorts Have Opened

Arapahoe Basin and Wolf Creek were the first Colorado resorts to welcome skiers in 2021, and a parade of others will soon follow.  Some good early season snow has allowed the ski season to get started earlier than a year ago when it was the very last part of October before the slopes were ready.

Most ski resorts in Colorado will open in November, though some will have to wait until December. Regardless of where you live, it won't be long until you'll be flying down a snow-covered mountain near you.

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Will It Be A Good Ski Season?

Exactly what kind of ski season we'll have this year remains to be seen, but we have reason to be optimistic.

The National Weather Service that La Nina conditions have developed and will likely be impacting our weather from December through February. It would be the second La Nina winter in a row, and although La Nina can bring drier and above normal temperatures to parts of the country, Colorado had good snow for the 2020/2021 season.

Of course, snow is hard to predict over the course of several months, so we'll have to wait and see. Some early season snow in Colorado's high country may be a foretaste of things to come.

Colorado Ski Resorts 2021 Opening Dates

Two of Colorado's ski resorts have opened for the season and more will soon follow. Here is a look at the projected opening dates for Colorado ski resorts in 2021. Obviously, weather and snowfall will ultimately be the determining factor and these dates are subject to change.

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Steve Cameron the Ski Instructor's Favorite Colorado Ski Resorts

Steve Cameron has been a ski instructor in Western Colorado for 18 years. Here are his top three ski resorts in Colorado and what he loves about the Grand Mesa.