Here’s When Every Colorado Ski Resort Is Closing This Season
Snow accumulation might've been off to a slow start this past winter season, but over the course of the last few weeks, ski resorts across the state have received more frequent snow.
So much so, officials in Vail earlier this month announced that they'd be extending their resort's ski season into May - but what about all the other Colorado ski resorts?
When Do Colorado Ski Resorts Plan To Close?
Here is when every ski resort in Colorado is set to close for the 2021-2022 season, according to coloradoski.com:
- Arapahoe Basin (A-Basin): Mid-June (exact date not specified)
- Aspen Highlands: Sunday, April 10th
- Aspen: Sunday, April 24th
- Beaver Creek: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Breckenridge: Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day)
- Buttermilk: Sunday, April 3rd
- Cooper: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Copper Mountain: Sunday, April 24th
- Crested Butte: Sunday, April 3rd
- Echo: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Eldora: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Granby: Sunday, April 3rd
- Hesperus: Sunday, March 20th **(closed)**
- Howelsen: Sunday, April 3rd
- Keystone: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Loveland: Sunday, May 8th (Mother's Day)
- Monarch: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Powderhorn: Sunday, April 3rd
- Purgatory: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Silverton: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Snowmass: Sunday, April 17th (Easter)
- Steamboat: Sunday, April 10th
- Sunlight: Sunday, April 3
- Telluride: Sunday, April 3
- Vail: Sunday, May 1
- Winter Park: Sometime in May (exact date not specified)
- Wolf Creek: Sunday, April 17 (Easter)
Epic Ski Pass Prices To Increase For 2022-2023 Season
Although many ski-goers received a price reduction on their Epic ski passes last season, prices are set to hike back up next ski season.
According to Vail Resorts, the Epic Pass price will be increased by $50+, costing pass holders $841 for the upcoming 2022-2023 ski season; last season, the same pass cost $783.
In addition, the Epic Local Pass also will increase in price, going from $583 to $626.
Vail Resorts says that it will be investing $175 million in its employees. The investment will include:
- Increasing minimum wage to $20 per hour
- Raising hour wages an average of 30%
In addition to the employee investment, Vail Resorts said it will invest over $300 million in the mountain experience for next season by adding 21 new lifts across 14 resorts to reduce lift line wait times.
In a news release via the Vail Resorts website, Ryan Bennett, Chief Marketing Officer of Vail Resorts. said the following in regards to the investment:
“We will not waver in our commitment to continuously reinvest in the ski and ride experience with the goal of creating an Experience of a Lifetime for our Pass Holders,” Bennett said.
“We are making bold investments to ensure we have a fully staffed team of passionate, engaged employees and adding 21 new lifts across 14 of our resorts to help skiers and riders get up and around the mountains faster and easier. We are committed to providing an amazing value and experience to our Pass Holders.”