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Since we’re on hold, get ready for ski season!

By Dave Buchanan

Maybe the only blessing to be found in the decision by Powderhorn Mountain Resort to delay joining the 14 Colorado ski and snowboard resorts already open is it gives you more time to get ready for skiing. For some reason, not even those who ...


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No snow, no go at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

It’s like hearing that pesky brother-in-law is moving back in: Powderhorn isn’t opening as planned. With less than 48 hours to go, management at Powderhorn Mountain Resort decided Tuesday morning to delay the start of the ...


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Beat the deadline for passes at Powderhorn

By Dave Buchanan

Reporters are accustomed to deadlines; skiers, not so much. That said, skiers and riders waiting for Powderhorn Mountain Resort to open have a deadline of sorts to meet: The discount sale on 2014-2015 season passes ends today. Starting ...


Early snow has skiers racing to area slopes

By Dave Buchanan

As local writer Bill Haggerty notes, there is sufficient snow on Grand Mesa for early season cross-country skiing. Recent storms have raised the snow depth to 20 inches in places, reports the Grand Mesa Nordic Council, and although the ...


Snowmobilers need to know terrain, especially in early winter

By Dave Buchanan

Skiers and snowshoers aren’t the only people itching to play in the snow. Snowmobile traffic picks up at the first sign of winter weather, even if those first trips are spent slowly picking your way around obstacles. Lured by the ...


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Telluride

By Staff

Telluride, one the region’s most spectacular getaways, is a community flourishing with activities and great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  And it’s right here in our backyard. A great drive into the San Juans begins an ...


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Sunlight Mountain Resort

By Penny Stine

Sunlight is a local mountain, favored by those who live near Glenwood Springs. Because it is so close to Glenwood, the ski resort pairs up with the hot springs pool in Glenwood and with many Glenwood-area hotels to offer Ski-Swim-Stay ...


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Powderhorn

By Penny Stine

As the mountain closest to Grand Junction, Powderhorn is also closest to the hearts of many Grand Valley skiers, who consider the Grand Mesa their backyard. In addition to the nearby proximity, locals love it because it’s never crowded ...


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Crested Butte

By Penny Stine

Crested Butte is enormous, with acres upon acres of varied terrain. It’s a great place for beginners, intermediate skiers and advanced crazy skiers who want to ski off the edge of cliffs and do all sorts of gnarly, jaw-dropping ...



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Colorado Ski Report


  • Arapahoe Basin
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 19.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 22.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 37.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 80%
    Expert Terrain Open: 67%
    Closing Date: June 9, 2015
  • Aspen Highlands
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 11.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 13.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 35.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 5
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 80%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Aspen Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 10.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 37.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 98%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 98%
    Expert Terrain Open: 86%
    Closing Date: April 22, 2015
  • Buttermilk
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 11.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 28.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 90%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 90%
    Expert Terrain Open: 78%
    Closing Date: April 6, 2015
  • Copper Mountain
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 17.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 21.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 52.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 23
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 97%
    Expert Terrain Open: 78%
    Closing Date: April 19, 2015
  • Crested Butte
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 10.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 12.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 35.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 99%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 99%
    Expert Terrain Open: 96%
    Closing Date: April 7, 2015
  • Eldora
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 11.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 3.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 45.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 11
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 72%
    Expert Terrain Open: 11%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Howelsen
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 3.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 1.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 25.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 70%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 11%
    Expert Terrain Open: 45%
    Closing Date: March 16, 2015
  • Loveland
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 14.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 17.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 35.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 7
    Beginner Terrain Open: 80%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 30%
    Expert Terrain Open: 0%
    Closing Date: May 5, 2015
  • Monarch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 13.5 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 13.5 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 51.5 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 13, 2015
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 1.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 2.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 22.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 29%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 50%
    Expert Terrain Open: 10%
    Closing Date: March 29, 2015
  • Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 6.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 6.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 28.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 8
    Beginner Terrain Open: 98%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 76%
    Expert Terrain Open: 21%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Silverton
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 2.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 2.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 40.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 1
    Beginner Terrain Open: 0%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 0%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 14, 2015
  • Ski Cooper
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 10.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 15.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 44.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 100%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Ski Granby Ranch
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 15.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 16.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 24.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 4
    Beginner Terrain Open: 100%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 100%
    Expert Terrain Open: 90%
    Closing Date: March 31, 2015
  • Snowmass
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 11.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 13.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 27.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 17
    Beginner Terrain Open: 94%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 94%
    Expert Terrain Open: 76%
    Closing Date: April 20, 2015
  • Steamboat
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 6.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 8.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 39.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 13
    Beginner Terrain Open: 77%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 88%
    Expert Terrain Open: 81%
    Closing Date: April 12, 2015
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 8.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 11.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 23.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open: 3
    Beginner Terrain Open: 80%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 60%
    Expert Terrain Open: 18%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Telluride
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 4.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 4.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 38.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 17
    Beginner Terrain Open: 87%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 92%
    Expert Terrain Open: 70%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015
  • Winter Park
    New Snow Last 24 hours: in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: in.
    Surface Conditions: P
    Lifts Open:
    Beginner Terrain Open: %
    Intermediate Terrain Open: %
    Expert Terrain Open: %
    Closing Date: April 27, 2015
  • Wolf Creek
    New Snow Last 24 hours: 5.0 in.
    New Snow Last 48 hours: 5.0 in.
    Mid Mountain Depth: 35.0 in.
    Surface Conditions: P/PP
    Lifts Open: 6
    Beginner Terrain Open: 70%
    Intermediate Terrain Open: 70%
    Expert Terrain Open: 70%
    Closing Date: April 5, 2015





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