Colorado Snow in April

Feb 5th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Colorado Snow in April

We will be in Denver visiting family and want to take our boys skiing around Easter. They don't have a lot of experience so we would like an area with good green and blue trails. We would like to be fairly close to Denver and would like to stay slopeside in upscale accomodations. We've been to Beaver Creek and Vail, but I wonder about snow in mid-April. Any suggestions on places that should have snow that time of year? Thanks so much.
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Feb 5th, 2006, 11:21 AM
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Arapahoe Basin usually has some of the last snow left. You won't find any upscale slopeside accomodations at A-Basin (such as the Ritz or Hyatt at Beaver Creek) but there are plenty of accomodations in the area.
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Feb 5th, 2006, 01:15 PM
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I agree, A-basin is the best bet for good snow, although some areas might be open if the spring snowstorms were good. Either way, you could stay in Keystone, and have a short drive to A-basin, or luck out and have Keystone still be open.
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Feb 5th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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Closing dates for 2006 season:

A-Basin - Mid June
Beaver Creek - April 16
Breckenridge - April 23
Copper Mountain - April 16
Keystone - April 16
Vail - April 23
Winter Park - April 16

I would double check with the resorts on the dates and watch how the spring storms play out. So far this year the skiing conditions have been great.
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Feb 5th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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I've skied the last weekend of the season in Colorado before and the snow was GREAT. Do know that it will be warmer than you will probably expect (kids that work there take breaks in swimsuits on the snow to work on their tan). BE SURE to pile on LOTS of sunscreen. Have fun!
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Feb 5th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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as it seems you will be in colo while every place is still open i am suggesting keystone. fun town for kids with lots to do besides skiing.
you might want to take shorts. def bring sunscreen and very good sunglasses. it will probably be quite warm during the day and very bright!
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