18 Colorado Ski Resorts Made Improvements For The 2019/20 Ski Season!

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Arapahoe Basin, CO Beavers Chair zone on November 26th, 2018. image: arapahoe basin

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.

The crews with Colorado Ski Country have very BIG plans 2019/’20. Courtesy photo



by Colorado Ski Country USA


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.

Aspen Snowmass

  • 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.

Copper Mountain

  • 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.

Granby Ranch

  • 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.

Monarch Mountain

  • 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.

Powderhorn Resort

  • 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.

Purgatory Resort

  • 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.

Silverton Mountain

  • 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!

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