Where to Ski This Weekend
To find snow this weekend, the key is not where but when.
A dusting of snow was expected to fall over most of the state Wednesday night, with 1 to 2 inches possible in some areas.
“This storm will not be a big snow producer, but we’ll welcome any flakes that fall on Colorado!” wrote OpenSnow forecaster Joel Gratz.
High temperatures and sunny skies will follow the storm, making for bluebird conditions in contrast to last weekend’s snowy yet bitter cold days on the hill.
Snow is expected to return in full force Sunday, with mountains across the state projected to receive 4 to 8 inches by the end of the day. Gratz expects that the storm will move quickly over the state, dropping most of the snow within six to 12 hours Sunday and Sunday evening.
“Your best chance to ski powder will likely be during the day on Sunday, with deeper turns throughout the day,” Gratz wrote, “and perhaps Monday morning if the snow continues through Sunday evening.”
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Ski for Change
Skiing for charity? Sign me up.
This weekend, Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and Range of Motion Project are teaming up to challenge skiers and boarders to log the most vertical feet at Breckenridge Ski Resort Sunday.
It won’t be easy on the legs, but it’s for a good cause and, of course, bragging rights.
Registration is $15 and comes with free swag and one raffle ticket. All ticket proceeds will go to the Friends of CAIC and Range of Motion Project, which helps distribute prosthetic and orthotic services to amputees throughout the world.
Prizes will be given to the top male, female and youth (15 and under) participants. Skiers are invited to a party afterward at the base of Peak 8 and, as is custom in the ski world, costumes are encouraged.
For more information, head to the event’s Facebook page.
Spring is just around the corner, and that means ski resorts are starting to roll out late season deals. Here are some of the early pickings.
Between March 2 and April 13 at Copper Mountain’s Feel Good Fridays, skiers can purchase an $85 lift ticket online -- almost half off a regular window ticket. Five dollars of the purchase will go to the High Fives Foundation and the local Adaptive Action Sports.
For the rest of the spring, Cooper has $30 lift tickets on Thursdays, $25 tickets between April 2 and 8 and $15 lift tickets on March 9.
Starting March 11, Steamboat Springs’ historic Howelsen Hill will offer free skiing and riding Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.