Summit resorts open more terrain |

Summit resorts open more terrain

Nicole Formosa
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
Instructors with Keystone Ski and Ride School gather near the bridge in River Run Village before heading to the slopes with their clients Friday afternoon. (Mark Fox/Summit Daily)

SUMMIT COUNTY ” All four ski areas in the county have opened for the season, and it appears that winter might finally make its arrival this weekend.

Though a single snowflake hasn’t fallen in two weeks, the ski areas are still managing to offer new terrain for skiers and riders.

Breckenridge Ski Resort opened on Friday with 60 acres and two chairlifts ” the Beaver Run Superchair and the Camelback Platter surface lift.

Keystone Ski Resort has 77 acres open and three lifts. The only local ski area to offer night skiing announced its schedule for staying open after dark. The lights will stay on until 9 p.m. on:

– Nov. 21-25

– Fridays and Saturdays only from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15

– Seven days a week from Dec. 19 to Jan. 6

– Wednesday through Sunday from Jan. 9 to Feb. 24

– Seven days a week from Feb. 27 to March 30

Saturday, Copper Mountain Resort will open lower Bouncer from Skid Road to the base area on the east side of the American Eagle lift, according to ski area spokeswoman Lauren Pelletreau. Green Acres Learning Center will also open with the Pitchfork lift.

Copper Mountain has a total of five trails open, or 93 acres, and four chairlifts in operation.

Arapahoe Basin is reporting an 18-inch base with 11 percent of its terrain open. Four trails and the High Divide Terrain Park are available for skiers and riders with service on the Lenawee Mountain and Exhibition lifts.

The seven-day forecas calls for a slight chance of rain or snow on Sunday, a 50 percent chance of snow on Sunday night and a 50 percent chance of snow on Monday followed by a slight chance of snow on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

The slopes of Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.

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