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Crowds at Steamboat/Crested Butte/Breckenridge??

Nov 16th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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I doubt most slopes will be open until Easter this year as Easter is really really late. But some years yes, most ski resorts stay open until Easter. Note: some slopes stay open really late, it really just depends on where you want to go.
If you are interested in specific ski resorts, you should be able to go to their website and find out the dates for this season.
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Nov 16th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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Arapahoe Basin closes quite late--this year they are planning on being open until June. If you are planning a vacation I'd wait and see how conditions are before booking (early and late season skiing can be nice for locals but a waste of a vacation if you're coming from far away).
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Nov 16th, 2010, 02:59 PM
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That is a good question. Not sure if a good answer is available since Easter is on the 24th. Historical Easter has signal the started of the closing with half of the resort closing one weekend the other half the next weekend. Even when Easter is early they still follow that pattern since most front range skiers view Easter as the psychological closing. Once Easter is here, skiing is over. April can have good snow and good skiing and it can be pretty bad - just depends on the weather. A Basin stays open for the diehards since it is above the timberline it is higher and therefore colder which helps the snow last a little longer. I have skied there as late as May 27th but it was a lot of water skiing after 2 PM. You probably would be safe through the first two weeks of April.
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Nov 16th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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I little further off the beaten path, but guaranteed to have lots of snow (big storm coming this week), lots of lifts open and you can ski an entire volcano - how about Mt Bachelor Oregon, stay either in the real town of Bend or the nice resort community of Sunriver. Fly into Redmond about 20 miles away.
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Nov 17th, 2010, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for the replies - This may warrant it's own thread!

oldmacdonald - thanks for the suggestion but I should've clarified, personally I'm a CO local (as of a few months ago anyway) and have family coming for Easter that I'm trying to plan for. For the record, I'm new to the area and have never skied myself but can't wait to start! I plan to take lessons and get some practice in this season (well before Easter)regardless.
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