Colorado Ski Country Snow Pounding Sparks Season Extension

Significant March snowfall has continued across Colorado with ski areas all over the state receiving double digit snowfall in recent days. Colorado’s statewide snowpack is 139 percent of average, which has allowed many ski areas to announce season extensions. A complete list of announced extensions is below.


Ski areas offer powder skiing and snowboarding lessons for guests that may feel intimidated by the snow depth or those that want to brush up on their powder technique. Conditions across the state are fantastic for those not interested in skiing or riding powder as well with a great base for groomers and corduroy.

The southern and western areas of the state received the deepest totals from this storm cycle with Wolf Creek reporting 45 inches in 48 hours. Silverton recorded 44 inches while Telluride, Kendall Mountain, Purgatory, Powderhorn and Hesperus welcomed 32, 28, 24, 21 and 14 inches respectively.


In the central and northern mountains, Aspen Snowmass enjoyed up to 17 inches over the last two days, Steamboat measured a foot of snow and Monarch saw nine inches.


Closer to the Front Range Winter Park led the way with 16 inches. Cooper welcomed 15 inches, Eldora received 14, Granby Ranch saw 13 inches, Loveland and Echo each measured a foot and Arapahoe Basin had 11 inches on the snow stake.


Season extensions by resort*

Aspen Snowmass- Aspen Highlands will be open daily until Sunday, April 14 then Friday-Sunday until Sunday, April 28. Buttermilk will close as scheduled on Sunday, April 7. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will close as scheduled on Sunday, April 21.

Hesperus– Open daily until Sunday, March 17 then open Friday 4 p.m.-9 pm and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. through Sunday, March 31.

Monarch– Open daily until Sunday, April 7 then open Friday-Sunday through Sunday, April 21 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. including the tubing hill.

Purgatory– Open daily until Sunday, April 7 then open Saturday-Sunday as conditions allow, no official closing date has been announced.

Winter Park– Open daily until Sunday, April 21 then the Mary Jane territory will remain open daily until May 12.

Wolf Creek– Open daily until Sunday, April 7 then open Friday-Sunday through Sunday, April 21


*Additional season extensions may be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Links to Resort Webcams:

Arapahoe Basin

Aspen Highlands

Aspen Mountain



Copper Mountain


Granby Ranch


Monarch Mountain


Purgatory Resort



Sunlight Mountain Resort

Telluride Ski Resort

Winter Park Resort

Wolf Creek Ski Area