Those hoping for powder over Thanksgiving might have a harder time than previously anticipated. A handful of Colorado mountains recently announced postponed openings due to lack of snow. Citing marginal temperatures for snow making, Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Eldora have all pushed back their season openings. Seven resorts are currently open, though most are only offering limited runs. Despite the delays, Vail remains optimistic that recent temperature drops and a possible storm will allow the resort “to open with a very good snow surface.”
Steamboat won’t be opening until the last day of November, missing the Thanksgiving crowd altogether. Vail opens on Wednesday the 21st and Eldora opens on Thanksgiving.
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Thanks for letting me guest post!
Is Steamboat seriously considering closing on April 6? I always thought it was mid-April when everyone closed. Aside from A-Basin, are all Colo. resorts closing that first weekend of April? Please reply
Yes, it appears Steamboat will be closing on April 6th (link). For more closing dates check out this post.