DENVER (CBS4) – Two high profile Colorado ski resorts are pushing back their opening dates due to a lack of snow and warm weather in the high country.
Officials at both Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort said they had hoped to open this weekend, but they are delaying those openings.
Copper Mountain’s opening is now set for Nov. 7. Keystone has not set an opening date.
Loveland Ski area is usually one of the first two resorts in the state to open due to their high elevation on the Continental Divide. Officials there say snowmaking is progressing but they aren’t ready to set an opening date. They wrote the following in a Facebook post along with a photo of ski guns blasting away:
The weather has cooperated the past couple days giving our snowmakers perfect conditions to make snow. We’ve had the snow guns going for 32 hours straight. As you can see there is still a good amount of snow to be made on Home Run. We’re working our hardest to get the mountain open as fast as we can and we appreciate your patience during this warm October we’ve had. The temps are going to drop again tonight and we’re planning for another good night of snowmaking.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened for the season on Oct. 17.
Check the status of trails & lifts at Colorado ski resorts in the CBSDenver.com Ski Report section.
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