Breckenridge opening day
Keystone and Breckenridge are putting their ski seasons on hold indefinitely.
Late on Nov. 8, the two Vail Resorts-owned properties decided to postpone both of their opening days until “resort officials feel confident they can open with a high-quality snow surface, ” according to a release from the parent company. Neither ski area has confirmed an opening date as of press time.
The two Summit County-area resorts were scheduled to open for the 2016-17 ski season on Nov. 11. Keystone had already delayed opening day once this season, moving its first chair from Nov. 4 to Nov. 11, while nearby Copper Mountain also delayed its opening day, moving from Nov. 11 to Nov. 18.
“Snowmaking teams at both resorts have been hard at work getting ready for opening, ” Breckenridge’s chief operating officer John Buhler said Tuesday. “Cold temperatures allowed both resorts to make snow last night, and we will continue to take advantage of temperatures conducive to our snowmaking and get the resorts open as soon as we can.”