By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – The ski season is already underway across Colorado with three resorts officially open. Keystone is the latest with lifts turning as of Friday morning.

An image from the Dercum Mountain cam at Keystone on opening day, 10/22/2021. (credit: Keystone)

Wolf Creek Ski Area opened for weekend skiing on Oct. 16 followed by A-Basin the next day. A potent mid-October storm helped the process along with over a foot of snow falling at some resorts along the Continental Divide. More snow is expected to fall this weekend.

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October Opening Dates

Loveland – late part of the month, exact date unknown

November Opening Dates

12th – Vail, Breckenridge
17th – Winter Park
19th – Eldora
20th – Purgatory, Steamboat
22nd – Copper Mountain
24th – Beaver Creek, Crested Butte
25th – Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Telluride
26th – Echo Mountain, Powderhorn
28th – Howelsen Hill

December Opening Dates

8th – Cooper
10th – Granby Ranch, Sunlight
11th – Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk
17th – Hesperus, Kendall Mountain
30th – Silverton

Monarch Mountain has yet to announce an opening date. A post on their website indicates they are busy planning for the season, which includes holding some job fairs.

Chris Spears