Ski resorts open for Easter
Easter traditionally marks the end of the ski season, but the recent spate of new snow, with some resorts reporting close to 20 inches, brought conditions at many areas to near midwinter quality. Resorts that still are open include Telluride, Vail, Aspen and most of the Interstate 70 corridor Front Range areas.
With more than a 18 inches of new snow, Telluride has the Coonskin (No. 7) and the plunge (No. 9) lifts accessing mostly expert terrain open through Sunday.
Vail will keep more than 5,200 acres of terrain open through Sunday and 3,900 acres and 15 lifts open though the 19th.
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass close Sunday, but parent company Aspen Skiing Co. is extending the season at Aspen Highlands by reopening the lifts on April 18-19 and April 25-26.
A series of storms pushed the base depth in Highland Bowl to more than 100 inches.
“Some people are ready to put this year behind them, but we are a town of skiers and snowboarders,” said David Perry, senior vice president of Aspen Skiing Co.