Snow Accumulation Coats Colorado Resorts

Denver, Colo. – December 10, 2012 – The recent storm that blanketed the state left Colorado Ski Country resorts with copious amounts of snow, and presented guests with much anticipated powder days. Skiers and snowboarders across the state were delighted with the effects of the storm, and took full advantage of Mother Nature’s generosity. Aspen and Winter Park each benefitted from more than a foot of snow, while a number of other resorts, such as Eldora, saw double digit totals deposited. The widespread precipitation allowed for more terrain to be opened throughout the state.


With the holiday season approaching, Colorado Ski Country now has 13 resorts open, and anticipates all resorts to be open by Christmas. Below is a resort-by-resort list of opening dates.


Arapahoe Basin:                     Open

Aspen Highlands:                    December 14, 2012

Aspen Mountain:                     Open

Buttermilk:                               December 15, 2012

Copper Mountain:                   Open

Crested Butte:                         Open

Eldora:                                     Open

Howelsen:                               Open

Loveland:                                Open

Monarch Mountain:                 December 14, 2012

Powderhorn:                           TBD, 2012

Purgatory:                              Open, Weekends Only

Silverton Mountain:                 December 15, 2012

Ski Cooper:                             TBD, 2012

Ski Granby Ranch:                 December 12, 2012

Snowmass:                             Open

Steamboat:                             Open

Sunlight:                                  December 14, 2012

Telluride:                                 Open

Winter Park:                            Open

Wolf Creek:                             Open


*Opening dates are subject to change based on conditions. For the latest information, please visit*



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