But those three were not the first ones to close in Colorado. Hesperus Ski Area in Durango closed more than a month ago due to lack of snow.
Check out the closing days for other ski resorts across Colorado in the list below:
Arapahoe Basin June 3, 2018
Aspen Mountain April 15, 2018
Copper Mountain April 15, 2018
Echo Mountain April 15, 2018
Eldora April 15, 2018
Loveland May 6, 2018
Powderhorn March 25, 2018
Purgatory April 15, 2018
Snowmass April 15, 2018
Steamboat April 15, 2018
Winter Park April 22, 2018
A lackluster ski season in Colorado
The latest snowpack data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service shows the state’s snowpack is at just 66 percent of normal as of Friday, and that it could have already peaked, despite the normal snowpack peak coming on April 9, on average.
It also shows that the snowpack is at just 60 percent of the level it was at on the same day last year, and that it is about in line with where it was at in 2015, when the state was hit by among the worst wildfire seasons in recent years.
The state would need over 14,000 percent of its normal precipitation now to reach normal peak levels, according to the data.
Nearly 24 percent of the state is under extreme drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor data. The worst drought in Colorado is seen in the southern and southwest portions of the state.
The low snowpack and snow-water equivalents are causing some concerns about water for the springs and summer months, as about 80 percent of the state’s water is used for agricultural purposes and irrigation.