Here are the opening dates for Colorado's most popular ski resorts

DENVER – Thanks to Mother Nature’s cooperation, this year’s ski and snowboard season in Colorado is gearing up to be a great one.

Arapahoe Basin has already announced its opening date: this Friday! The Black Mountain Express lift will start turning at 9:00 a.m., giving skiers and snowboarders access to the intermediate High Noon trail.

Loveland Ski Area, which competes with A-Basin every year to be the first to open, has yet to announce an opening date. Loveland officials say their snowmaking team is still hard at work and they’re getting close to opening.

Other Colorado ski areas appear to be sticking to their previously announced opening dates. Both Keystone Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort reassured skiers Wednesday that they will open Friday, Nov. 10.

Here are the opening dates of other major Colorado ski areas:

  • Aspen Mountain: Nov. 23
  • Aspen Snowmass: Nov. 23
  • Beaver Creek: Nov. 17
  • Buttermilk: Dec. 9
  • Copper Mountain: Nov. 10
  • Crested Butte: Nov. 23
  • Eldora: Nov. 17
  • Loveland: Unknown
  • Powderhorn: Dec. 15
  • Steamboat Ski Area: Nov. 22
  • Telluride Ski Resort: Nov. 23
  • Vail: Nov. 17
  • Winter Park: Nov. 15
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