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Vail, Steamboat delay openings

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.