Breckenridge Resort, CO, announced yesterday that due to rapid snowmelt, they will be closing this weekend, a full two weeks earlier than originally planned.
“While our teams have worked hard to keep the skiing and riding rolling into mid-May, Mother Nature has the ultimate say. We’ve been experiencing warm daytime temps (in the 60s) and our nighttime temps haven’t been dipping below freezing, so this has caused snow to begin to melt very quickly.”
Celebrating its 60th year, the resort had hoped to stay open through Memorial Day, but unfortunately, Mother Nature has different plans. Breck opened on November 12th and will have been open for 185-days when the lifts stop turning on Sunday.
Last year the resort closed on May 23rd. In 2020 they closed on March 14th (covid shutdown); in 2019, May 27th; in 2018, April 22nd; in 2017, April 23rd; in 2016, April 24th, and in 2015 April 19th.
The resort has had 277″ of snow this season and currently has a 55″ base.
After the weekend, Winter Park (Mary Jane) and Arapahoe Basin will be the last two remaining Colorado ski resorts open.
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