What a week. With news flashes consistently reporting financial hard times and stock market lows, it can be difficult to think much about anything else. With that being said, that may be exactly what we all need to do! So instead of talking about jobs, resumes, and interviews, today is about keeping it light, healthy and simple … and talking about the upcoming season of Colorado skiing.
As soon as the Rocky Mountain ski resorts receive their first dusting, ski town talk quickly moves away from fall colors and shifts towards the snow. There is no lack of variety for anyone dreaming of a winter filled with Colorado skiing. This state is filled with ski resorts and towns to fit each and everyone’s own personal taste and style. Steeps, bowls, backcountry, beginner to advanced, close to the city, remote, rowdy to reclusive … you can find it in the Colorado high country.
Ski season is just around the corner. Here is the rundown on the current prospective opening dates for Colorado ski resorts for the 2008-2009 winter season.
Loveland and A-Basin, ski resorts located close to Denver, are already making snow and set to open later this month.
The majority of Colorado resorts are planning a November opening with Breckenridge and Wolf Creek at the top of the list.
Breckenridge, Wolf Creek – November 7
Copper Mountain – November 14
Winter Park – November 19
Eldora, Vail – November 21
Beaver Creek, Crested Butte, Steamboat, Telluride, Monarch – November 26
Durango, Aspen, Snowmass, Ski Cooper – November 27
Silverton – November 29
As for the rest, December openings start with Sunlight on December 5th followed by Powderhorn on the 11th and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk on the 13th.
Plenty of good options to choose from in the Colorado high country, but for now, it’s Friday, it’s fall and probably a good idea to just enjoy the weekend, relax, get outside and just breathe!