The heat just turned on in my house, and out the window I can see a golden carpet of fallen aspen leaves. The light has changed from summer bright to a different fall brilliance. The gym is filling up as we transition from biking, hiking, fly fishing and golfing to getting our legs ready for ski season. This is life in a ski town. Are you ready?
Traditionally, A-Basin and Loveland race for bragging rights as first ski area to open. Both resorts have released ‘Mid October” as the target, and you can believe snowmaking will furiously begin as soon as the weather allows. Both Loveland and A-Basin offer a four-pack deal, bringing single tickets prices at the Basin below $45 and at Loveland down to $35. The Loveland four-pack requires advance purchase and is not available on site at the ticket window, so get planning!
Next up is Keystone Ski Resort, planning a November 4th opening. Breckenridge Ski Resort and Copper Mountain are right behind, with lifts turning on November 11th. Vail Resort will thunder to life on November 18th, and Beaver Creek joins the party on November 23rd.
Use this link to save up to 52% off single day window ticket prices at Copper Mountain.
Vail Resorts offers an Epic Day Lift Ticket- order in advance and have it shipped to your home. No need to wait in line at the ticket window as others stream by, stealing your powder!
Here in Summit and Park Counties we have the great fortune to be within striking distance of many ski areas; not just our hometown, world class resorts. Here is a list of operating dates of other Colorado resorts:
If you spend enough time in the high country you are sure to discover the local preoccupation with weather; weather forecasts, weather patterns, Farmer’s Almanac, jet streams, El Niño, La Niña, ocean temperatures- anything that might be a predictor of winter snows. Here is a chart from the National Weather Service showing the earliest and latest snowfall in Denver. Probably not a reliable predictor of anything, but good fodder for the inevitable cocktail party and lift ride amateur meteorologist conversations…
The Broker/Owners at Breckenridge Associates Real Estate are not just locals, and not just Realtors, but true high country enthusiasts. Please contact us today to discuss getting in on the action that is Summit and Park County living!