Opening Days

Opening Days for Colorado Ski Resorts 2014-15

Here are the opening dates for Colorado skiing, along with the current season pass prices at each resort. All season passes are more expensive during the season than in preseason. Vail had the most expensive 1-day lift ticket window rate at $139 last season, so if you are looking to understand how much you need to ski to make a season pass worth it, just use this formula: Season Pass/# of probable days skiing – window rate at resort. If you have a negative number, you should buy a season pass. However, if you are a planner, and ski a few days in a row each time you ski, then take about 15% off the current window rate, since you can get savings from buying multi-day passes and buying in advance.

Mountain Opening Day Notes
Arapahoe Basin Mid-Oct
Aspen 27-Nov
Aspen Highlands
Beaver Creek 26-Nov Epic Pass
Breckenridge 7-Nov Epic Local
Buttermilk 13-Dec
Copper Mountain 31-Oct
Crested Butte 26-Nov $799 after Oct 26
Durango Mountain 28-Nov
Eldora 21-Nov
Granby Ranch 11-Dec
Keystone 31-Oct Epic Local
Loveland Mid-Oct
Monarch 26-Nov
Powderhorn 11-Dec
Silverton 20-Dec
Ski Cooper 13-Dec
Snowmass 27-Nov
Steamboat 26-Nov
Sunlight 5-Dec
Telluride 27-Nov $1,950 after Oct 13
Vail 21-Nov Epic Pass
Winter Park 12-Nov
Wolf Creek 7-Nov $853 after Oct 5
Colorado Skiing