Colorado Ski Resorts Announce Closing Dates
Spring is here and that signals twilight on Colorado's 2018-19 ski season.
This year's season has been record-setting! However, all good things must come to an end including the Colorado ski season. Huge snow totals will help resorts stretch their seasons longer this year than they have recently. The following dates are subject to change but here's the latest breakdown of when ski resorts plan to shut down the lifts.
Our neighbors Powderhorn, Granby Ranch, and Hesperus plan to close on March 31st. Buttermilk, Ski Cooper, Keystone, Sunlight, Wolf Creek, Telluride, and Crested Butte plan to close a week later on April 7th.
Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Echo Mountain, Steamboat, and Silverton are scheduled to close on April 14th. Silverton's "Guided Season" ended last weekend on March 17th. Unguided continues through April 14th. Guiding services are still available during spring, although helicopter service only happens on Saturday and Sunday.
April 21st will the last day for Aspen Mountian, Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Vail, and Monarch. Monarch is open daily through April 7th but will continue weekends through April 21st.
Winter Park is still noncommittal when it comes to a closing date but most put their last day on May 3rd. Some terrain may be closed before then. The Mary Jane section could stay open longer. Loveland plans to continue their season through May 5th.
Finally, Breckenridge says they plan to extend the season through Memorial Day. Most believe this extension will likely happen. Of course, future snow will need to fall to make that late date a reality.
Credit: Out There Colorado