SEE: Full list of opening, closing dates for Colorado ski resorts |

SEE: Full list of opening, closing dates for Colorado ski resorts

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area surprises everyone with an impromptu announcement for opening day Friday, Oct. 11, holding onto their coveted title as first ski resort to open in the 2019-20 season. Liz Copan /

The 2019-20 ski season has begun in Colorado with skiers and the recent openings of Arapahoe Basin and Keystone Resort.

Colorado Ski Country USA says recent cold temperatures have allowed four ski areas to make snow in advance of the season, while all ski areas in the state received between a dusting and 10 inches of snow on Thursday.

“October snowfall is not only exciting for our ski areas, but a reminder to both experienced skiers and riders and those that may be new to the sport that the 2019-20 winter season is here,” said CSCUSA President and CEO Melanie Mills in a statement. “The recent snowfall has been helpful, but we can’t forget the countless hours of labor and logistics that our snowmakers, groomers and operations crews have undertaken over the past weeks. We are looking forward to welcoming guests from locations worldwide and of all ability levels after a summer and fall of significant investment across Colorado at ski areas of all sizes.”

Below is a current list of scheduled opening and tentative closing dates for Colorado ski resorts. Dates are subject to change.

Arapahoe BasinOct. 11June 7
Aspen HighlandsDec. 7April 12
Beaver CreekNov. 27April 12
BreckenridgeNov. 8May 25
ButtermilkDec. 7April 5
Copper MountainNov. 8April 19
Ski CooperDec. 7April 12
Crested ButteNov. 27April 07
Echo MountainNov. 29April 12
EldoraNov. 15April 12
Granby RanchDec. 13March 29
HesperusDec. 21TBD
Howelsen HillNov. 30March 15
Kendall MountainDec. 14March 29
KeystoneOct. 12April 12
LovelandOct. 25May 5
MonarchNov. 22April 5
PowderhornDec. 13March 29
PurgatoryNov. 23TBD
SilvertonDec. 26April 19
SnowmassNov. 28April 19
SteamboatNov. 26April 12
SunlightDec. 13April 5
TellurideNov. 28April 5
VailNov. 15April 19
Winter ParkNov. 13April 19
Wolf CreekNov. 1April 5

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