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martiallaw
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Skiing in late November, Colorado
Has anyone been skiing around Thanksgiving, (late November) in Colorado? If so can you still get decent skiing during that time?


8thyearsenior
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
No telling. Places will probably be open but I wouldn't call it decent. I've lived here 10 yrs and think I have been skiing before xmas twice and never before Thanksgiving.



Tigers13
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
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No telling. Places will probably be open but I wouldn't call it decent. I've lived here 10 yrs and think I have been skiing before xmas twice and never before Thanksgiving.


Sorry to hijack, but we're planning a trip the week before Christmas. Should we be concerned over conditions/not enough snow? We'll be in Snowmass/Aspen. We've gone once before during that time and conditions were no different than February when we normally go.


8thyearsenior
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Should we be concerned over conditions/not enough snow?


Worrying about it won't help it. You either came a few years ago when we had yuge December snow or you've been in February during a bad season. You never can tell. Weather guys up here are saying La Nina which is supposed to make for a wet winter, we'll see.


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SnowAubie
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
We normally go every year that week before Christmas(and the high prices). Some years it is amazing, some normal and sometimes I’ve had to cancel the week of due to not enough snow to justify the cost. That early in the season is always a crap shoot. There are some websites that can show historical snowfall that can help you get an idea of places that tend to do better early season. We are doing Steamboat the week before Christmas, had to cancel last year but prior two years they had good snow when we went. Best was Wolf Creek several years back. They get close to the most snow every year if not the most during the season and that year we had 3 feet of new snow that week


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RICHIE APRILE
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
I wouldn't book a trip before Christmas. Living within driving distance is one thing but flying in, getting a hotel and all its too big of a risk.

I skied last year on Christmas at Heavenly and some runs were still closed.


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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
Sometimes the snow comes early, sometimes late. In an average year, up in Jackson, the resort would have that one icy white strip of death by Thanksgiving.

As December progressed and the snow came, more and more of the mountain would open up. But it wouldn’t be fully open till Christmas, at least.

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Go when you can go, but my favorite times were after Christmas, when people cleared out, or that lull in the beginning of January.
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pjab
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
Most places will just have opened. Keystone and A Basin will be open well before that (my first day last year was at Keystone on Nov 2 and that wasn’t opening day). The full mountain won’t be open by Thanksgiving, but if your group is just looking to ski a few easy blues on the front side, you should be ok.


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Hogwall Jackson
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
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Has anyone been skiing around Thanksgiving, (late November) in Colorado? If so can you still get decent skiing during that time?
Bring your rock skis if you’re skiing around thanksgiving.

But honestly, if you’re spending all that time and money to come ski, wait until it’s later in the winter so you can experience the full mountain. I understand rates are probably cheaper for the time you’re looking at though. But, it’s not fun only being able to ski 40% of the mountain.
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
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Has anyone been skiing around Thanksgiving, (late November) in Colorado? If so can you still get decent skiing during that time?


I did this my first ski trip years ago. 1994? We went to Copper Mountain and I was very worried as we landed in Denver and I saw no snow.
This was my first trip to the mountains, and as a La. boy, I didn’t understand the entire concept of elevation changes and snowfall.
Once we got closer to the resort and higher up the mountains, it started snowing and I was relieved.
The resort did have to make some man made snow that early in the season, but there was plenty real stuff as well.
But that was years ago.


Hogwall Jackson
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re: Skiing in late November, Colorado
There will be snow in the mountains in November. Denver has this misconception of it being some snowy tundra when it’s not.

The difference is that you need a lot of snow to fully open the mountain. Generally speaking, that’s not going to happen around late November. The mountains will only have been open for a short time around thanksgiving.


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