Colorado Ski Resorts Opening Dates and Early-Season Tips

Woo hoo! Colorado’s ski resorts are getting ready to open (some already are), and many of us are already strapping on our ski racks and waxing our boards.

Before you head out, we want to offer a few tips for a successful early ski season.

1.       You’re excited. We get it. But, so is everyone else, which means the few open runs will be filled with a mix of overly-eager skiers of various abilities navigating the challenges associated with early season skiing. So, just be cautious as you cruise. You don’t want to get injured and have to miss the awesome snow still to come.

2.       The first few days in ski boots can wreak havoc on your shins and feet. Prevent pain associated with stiff ski boots by wearing them around the house. This way, your feet won’t suffer total shock when they’re first buckled in for the season.

3.       Rocks and man-made snow abound early in the season and can seriously damage your gear.  Protect it by using old skis or boards during the early-season.

With these tips in mind, go forth and enjoy Colorado’s stellar ski resorts opening for the 2017/2018 season on the following dates:


November 15th

November 17th

November 18th

November 21st

November 22nd

November 23rd

November 25th

December 8th

December 9th

December 15th

December 28th

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