When Does Ski Season Start in Colorado? Best Time to Go Skiing

When does ski season start in Colorado? The state is known for its world-famous ski resorts and gorgeous powered slopes.

Many of the state’s cities have been named the best travel destinations in the world. It’s always a big celebration when ski season finally starts.

Ski season in Colorado usually starts in mid-October and by the beginning of November almost all the Colorado ski resorts are open for business. 

When does ski season start in Colorado?

But the bulk of ski season in Colorado starts at the beginning of November and goes through April. Although sometimes the ski season can last into May or June.

One thing to bear in mind about an early ski-season opening is the amount of manufactured snow that covers large portions of the slopes.

Early ski season pros and cons

The trails and mountains are groomed with snow crawlers and plows, if not enough real snow has fallen yet.

If you have the ability to avoid tourist times during the holidays, you’ll hit peak powder with fewer crowds on weekdays in Colorado.

When is the best time to go skiing in Colorado?

If hitting the slopes is not the only appeal of a visit to these mountain resorts, consider booking your visit during “shoulder season".

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