Blast of snow expected as Colorado ski resorts near end of season

DENVER – Skiers and snowboarders should head for the mountains this weekend, as a big shot of snow is headed to Colorado for what will be the final days of the season for some of the state’s resorts.

Among the ski resorts set to end their season Sunday are Keystone, Crested Butte and Buttermilk.

But the final day of the season – usually reserved for pond skimming and après ski – could be a powder day for those headed to the state’s central and northern mountains.

Forecasts show a storm moving in Thursday night through Friday afternoon that will dump up to 8 inches in the mountains, and another round of snow is expected to hit the High County Saturday night through Sunday afternoon and bring even higher snow totals.

After what has been a lackluster ski season in Colorado due to low snow totals, the spring storms could open the door for some resorts to stay open a little longer. Tentatively, closing dates are as follows:

  • April 8: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Ski Cooper, Keystone, Monarch, Silverton, Telluride
  • April 15: Aspen Mountain, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Vail
  • April 22: Breckenridge, Eldora, Winter Park
  • May 6: Loveland
  • June 3: Arapahoe Basin
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