Three More Colorado Ski Resorts Are Opening Early

November 5, 2018
Photo: Power Day at Loveland | Courtesy
A snow day at Loveland on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

Keystone, Breckenridge and Eldora have all announced they are opening Wednesday — two days early for the Summit County resorts and a full nine days early for Eldora.

A healthy dump of snow — three feet in 72 hours in some areas — means they’ll join Wolf Creek in southern Colorado, and Arapahoe Basin and Loveland along Interstate 70, which all opened in October.

“It’s going to be a great season—c’mon up!" Brent Tregaskis, Eldora’s president and general manager, said in a press release.

It’s turned out to be a healthy early ski season so far, with four of the six resorts set to be open by Wednesday ahead of their average opening day since 2010.

Resort2010-2017 Average2018 Opening
Arapahoe Basin10/1810/19
Breckenridge11/1111/7
Eldora11/1911/7
Keystone11/611/7
Loveland10/2510/20
Wolf Creek11/610/13

The next resorts set to open are Winter Park, Copper Mountain and Vail.

Projected OpeningResort
Nov. 14Winter Park
Nov. 16Copper Mountain, Vail
Nov. 17Purgatory
Nov. 21Beaver Creek, Monarch, Steamboat
Nov. 22Crested Butte, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Telluride
Nov. 23Cooper, Echo Mountain
Nov. 24Howelsen Hill, Silverton
Dec. 7Kendall Mountain
Dec. 8Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Sunlight
Dec. 14Granby Ranch, Powderhorn
Dec. 21Hesperus

Source: Colorado Ski County USA, Vail Resorts, CPR News research