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Vail Mountain opening day pushed back to Thanksgiving

Posted: 11:35 AM, Nov 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-15 13:47:38-05
Vail Mountain opening day pushed back to Thanksgiving

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Vail Resorts officials say they are pushing back the opening day for Vail Mountain to Thanksgiving due to lack of snow.

The Vail Daily  reports  it's the second year in a row that the opening of Vail Mountain has been delayed.

Officials say Beaver Creek will still open Nov. 22.

The mountain operation team on Vail Mountain has been working on making snow on the Simba and Born Free runs, but officials determined that without natural snow, it would not be enough.

Winter Park opened Wednesday, while Purgatory is set to open Saturday. Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain are already open, and Wolf Creek is open on weekends.

Most other Colorado resorts are set to open later this month or in early December.