Park City Mountain Pushes Back Opening to Thanksgiving

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2017

If you were planning to hit the slopes at Vail before your Thanksgiving plans, pump the brakes.

What amounted to blizzard conditions at times Monday at Crystal Mountain deposited enough snow for the ski resort to announce a Wednesday opening - for sure, this time.

Everyone is eager to begin the season and with current conditions we are targeting Thurs.

Opening Day isn't Friday, Nov. 17, after all. Strong winds have continued to blow snow off the upper ridge "so we still need just a little more snow to open the upper mountain".

Vail Mountain is the latest Colorado ski resort to delay to start of their season due to warm, dry weather.


Tuesday morning, the resort's website announced it would open with three lifts running on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Beaver Creek plans to open on Thanksgiving day also. After opening on November 26th past year, Park City Mountain recorded 455 inches of snow at the Jupiter snow stake about 100 inches of the seasonal average.

Some others have been making snow for almost a month!

Meanwhile, Loveland Ski area has been slowly opening a run or two each week since October 20.

"It looks like conditions could be pretty darned awesome for opening day", the website said. Breckenridge and Keystone both opened on schedule last week, and Arapahoe Basin has been open since October.

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