Winter Park opens Wednesday, most areas picked up close to a foot of snow during recent storms
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —will open for the season Nov. 19 with 550 acres of terrain served by chairs 2,3, 4 and 15, and skiing out of both the Vail Village and the Lionshead base, resort officials said in press release Monday, adding that the recent storm will enable the mountain to offer more terrain than anticipated.
“The recent storms have been a huge help to our snowmaking and grooming crews who have been hard at work to provide our guests with the best opening day and early-season terrain offering we’ve seen in the last few years,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of.
Most of Colorado’s ski areas are reporting good accumulations, with Loveland leading the way during the current storm cycle, reporting 13 inches of fresh snow and a 37-inch base.
A-Basin reported 12 inches during the storm cycle, and with a 21-inch base now has 95 percent of its beginner terrain and 85 percent of its intermediate terrain open, including West Wall and Lenawee Parks.
Breckenridge is reporting a 10-inch storm total and more than five feet (64 inches) for the season, with a 35-inch base. Keystone picked up nine inches from the recent storm, 50 inches for the season so far and has a 24-inch base. Copper is reporting a 10-inch storm total and a 30-inch base.
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