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Rejoice! Opening Day for Colorado Ski Resorts Is Here

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Saturday, October 13, marking the beginning of arguably the best time of the year—ski season.

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You’ve been waiting for this moment since you stored your skis last spring. In the coming weeks, fresh pow will cover the mountains and our beloved ski resorts will rev up their lifts once again. Want to know when your favorite resort is set to open? We’ve got you covered.

Be sure to bookmark this page as we will be updating it weekly as opening dates and celebrations are confirmed.

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October 13

Wolf Creek Ski Area
Opening date confirmed
Wolf Creek will be the first hill to open in the U.S. this season. The Pagosa Springs resort received more than 20 inches of snow within the last week. The lifts will start running at 9 a.m. on October 13.

October 20

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area 
Opening date confirmed
The Summit County ski area is almost always one of the first to open in the state, and this year is no different.

October 22

Loveland Ski Area
Opening date confirmed
Although it’s known for its professional snowmakers, Loveland has received 10 inches of snow since October 8 with more expected before it opens to the public on Monday, October 22.

November 7

Eldora Mountain Resort
Opening date confirmed

Keystone Resort 
Opening date confirmed
Keystone will kick off its opening weekend with music, giveaways, and food starting at 9 a.m. at the Gondola Plaza.

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Breckenridge Ski Resort
Opening date confirmed

November 14

Winter Park Resort
Estimated opening date

November 16

Copper Mountain
Opening date confirmed
Copper expects this to be its best season yet. On opening day, enjoy free music and prizes from Under Armour, Yeti, and Nokian, in addition to taking the first turns of the new year.

Vail Ski Resort
Opening date confirmed

November 17

Purgatory Resort
Estimated opening date

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November 21

Beaver Creek Resort
Opening date confirmed

Steamboat Springs Resort
Opening date confirmed
Opening day at Steamboat Springs will commence with mimosas and champagne powder donuts and Ohana t-shirts for the first 100 riders of the day. Take a break from skiing with Steamboat’s official “Snow Dance” and a toast to the new season.

Monarch Mountain
Estimated opening date

November 22

Aspen Snowmass
Opening date confirmed

Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Opening date confirmed

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Telluride Ski Resort
Estimated opening date

November 23

Echo Mountain
Estimated opening date

Silverton Mountain Ski Area
Estimated opening date

December 8

Ski Cooper
Opening date confirmed

December 14

Granby Ranch
Estimated opening date

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Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Estimated opening date

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