18 Colorado ski resorts are reporting improved infrastructure for the 2019/20 ski season.
These improvements range from terrain expansions to new lifts to newly gladed tree runs.
Last season was a banger in Colorado with record snowfall and copious amounts of happy skiers and riders.
Let’s hope we see more of the same in 2019/20.
LIST OF IMPROVEMENTS AT
COLORADO SKI RESORTS FOR 2019/20
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
- 468-acre terrain expansion into Beavers and Steep Gullies
- New four-person Beavers chairlift
- First full season of Il Rifugo, the highest lift-served restaurant in North America
- Newly remodeled bathrooms in main lodge basement.
- Access A-Basin with a Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Pass, Mountain Collective Pass or season pass for 2019/’20.
For more information, visit www.arapahoebasin.com.
- New $2.5 million remodeled Italian restaurant located atop Sam’s Knob.
- All Food and Beverage outlets to go ‘straw free’
- New 730-square foot Four Mountain Sports rental shop
- Increased awards on Aspen Snowmass App
- Taiga Motor electric snowmobiles introduced to Aspen Snowmass vehicle flee
- Little Nell celebrates a 30th Anniversary and spring remodel
- Continued development upon $600 million project Snowmass Base Village
- New community center, the Collective to open in December 2019
For more information, visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
- New surface lift
- 70 new acres of intermediate or advanced terrain, the first in Cooper’s history
- RFID technology, First-Timer program and $30 Thursdays
For more information, visit www.skicooper.com.
- New Three Bears chairlift, with off-load warming hut and loading station bathrooms
- Construction of new 127-room, four-story Creekside Hotel
For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.
Echo Mountain Resort
- New food truck, Two Mile Pie
- Improved access to tubing hill
- New staircase-plus-deck outside the rental shop
- New Night Season Pass or Midweek Season Pass products–for under $100
For more information, visit www.echomountainresort.com.
- New parking lot buses
- Rideshare app to connect guests and facilitate carpooling while reduce traffic
- New Zaugg terrain park shaping machine
- New tuning machine in rental shop
For more information, visit www.eldora.com.
- Replacing 5,000 feet of snowmaking pipe
- Openning new blue runs
- Wednesday night themed dinners
- Group, evening rental of East Mountain for night skiing.
For more information, visit www.granbyranch.com.
- Offering New Mexico schools discounted tickets on Friday evenings, called College Friday’s
- Three free lessons for first-timers up to age 7-yrs with the purchase of one full-day, full-price lift ticket.
For more information, visit www.ski-hesperus.com.
Loveland Ski Area
- Partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Snowstang bus service for 2019/2020.
- Snowstang will run multi-point pickups on weekends starting December 12 and will run through mid-April, 2020 with some holidays.
- Full family private lesson plan
For more information, visit www.skiloveland.com.
- Celebrate its 80th Anniversary
- New retail location specializing in rental clothes and cold weather essentials
- New gladed tree runs and children’s interpretive run.
For more information, visit www.skimonarch.com.
- New base area food and beverage location with Umbrella Bar
- Year-round, slope-side accommodation in tiny home village
- Launching new app and website in the fall of 2019 to improve guest experience.
For more information, visit www.powderhorn.com.
- Free ski and snowboard lessons to all first-time skiers and riders of all ages
- Children 10-yrs and younger eligible for free season pass through Power Kids program
- Young adults up to 36-yrs will to receive discounted season passes
For more information, visit www.skipurg.com.
- Expansion upon unguided season, beginning March 18, 2020 and running five days a week, Wednesday-Sunday through April 19, 2020–an increase of over 50 percent.
For more information, visit www.silvertonmountain.com.
- New gondola, expanding uphill capacity nearly 40 percent and reducing ride times
- Ikon passholders will have access to night skiing Thursday- Monday from December through March
- Improved rental process and more retail offerings at Steamboat Sports
- Full-season presence of Taco Beast, Steamboat’s snowcat-turned-food truck.
For more information, visit www.steamboat.com.
Sunlight Mountain Resort
- A three phase, $4 million expansion
- Extended gladed skiing
- Five new hike back runs
- An additional 500 vertical ski feet of expert area skiing, with new lift and 100 acres of new terrain in the works
For more information, visit www.sunlightmtn.com.
Telluride Ski Resort
- 40 new acres of north-facing gladed terrain
- New natural features including steep chutes and rock drops
- A new Telluride app including up-to-the-minute lift status information, snow reporting, trail status, an interactive trail map, push notifications and more.
For more information, visit www.tellurideskiresort.com.
Winter Park Resort
- New 6-person Sunnyside chair in one of the most popular areas of the resort
- Reduced ride time from eight minutes to under four minute
- Reduce lift lines at bottom of Parsenn Bowl
- Premier offering of guided off mountain adventures like nighttime experiences or backcountry skiing or riding
For more information, visit www.winterparkresort.com.
Wolf Creek Ski Area
- Celebrates its 80th birthday
- A new beginner/intermediate run, Orion’s Beltway
- New Powder room rental locker for the season
- Upgraded Raven’s Nest sunroom
For more information, visit www.wolfcreekski.com.
Grab the skis and check out the new and improved Colorado Ski Country!