Sixteen of Colorado’s 24 ski areas are closing up shop this season from this Sunday to next weekend, so hit the slopes while you can.
Keystone, Crested Butte, Telluride, Monarch, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands, Silverton and Ski Cooper are going dark tomorrow while Copper Mountain, Steamboat, Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Purgatory and Echo Mountain are closing next Sunday.
Copper Mountain received 14 inches of snow in the past 24 hours with 9 inches falling overnight, according to a news release from the mountain resort. Loveland Ski Area received 10.5 inches of snow last night with more on the way.
Those racing to catch the last chairlift should beware of treacherous mountain driving conditions.
The National Weather Service in Boulder issued a winter storm warning for the high country, which could drop anywhere from 6 to 15 inches of snow in the mountains. Roads will be icy, slushy and snowpacked, so drive with care.
Once the drive is done, check out The Know Outdoors section for tips on preparing skis for spring conditions. Wax is key when converting your skis from winter-ready to spring-bound. The spring ski guide has these tips and more.