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More Colorado ski resorts to open

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado
Colorado Ski Country USACrested Butte Mountain Resort picked up 4 inches of new snow and is making more in anticipation of a Nov. 26 opening.
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DENVER, Colorado ” Two Colorado ski resorts are already open, and two more plan to open this weekend on the heels of a snowstorm that dumped up to 17 inches of new snow in some areas of the state.

Copper Mountain in Summit County will open for the season on Friday and Wolf Creek, in southwestern Colorado, will start its season on Saturday, according to Colorado Ski Country USA, a statewide trade group based in Denver.

At Copper, the American Eagle lift and Main Vein trail will open along with the American Eagle Jib Park and Easy Rider learning area.



Wolf Creek was reporting 10 inches of fresh snow after a dumping overnight on Tuesday. Also in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, Telluride ski resort reported 16 inches of fresh snow and nearby Silverton picked up 17 inches, according to Ski Country. Both resorts are slated to open in mid-November.

Aspen Highlands and Snowmass picked up 12 inches, Aspen Mountain got 10 inches and Buttermilk was coated in 6 inches. Snowmass and Aspen are scheduled to open on Thanksgiving Day; Highlands and Buttermilk will open in December.



The storm also left 14 inches of new snow on Sunlight Mountain Resort outside Glenwood Springs, which is set to open in early December.

Vail Mountain picked up 4 inches of new snow, according to its website.

Seven inches of fresh powder fell overnight at Steamboat, and Winter Park is reporting five inches of fresh snow. Steamboat plans to open Nov. 26 and Winter Park on Nov. 19.



Perched outside of Leadville, Ski Cooper received three inches of fresh snow and is on track for a Thanksgiving Day opening. With a Nov. 26th target day for opening, Monarch Mountain received 7 inches of new snow from the storm. Also in the central mountains, Crested Butte Mountain Resort welcomed 4 inches of powder and is lined up to open on Nov. 26.

The Colorado ski season is already under way ” Arapahoe Basin and Loveland both opened in October and are reporting two to three inches of new snow with packed powder conditions.


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