Benefiting from significant recent snowfall and temperatures conducive for snowmaking operations, two more Colorado ski areas have announced they are opening this week, bringing the number of operating areas to four.
Eldora and Winter Park will kick off their seasons on Friday. Eldora’s opening comes two weeks earlier than scheduled and will mark one of its earliest openings in the past 30 years. Eldora has received 15 inches of natural snow in recent days and plans to open three trails with a vertical drop of 1,000 feet. A small terrain park also will be operating.
Winter Park also received 15 inches of natural snow in recent days. It will be operating the Gemini Express lift serving two trails.
Both areas will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter Park will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Arapahoe Basin opened on Sunday and Keystone opened on Wednesday. Breckenridge and Vail are scheduled to open next week.
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