After an announcement earlier today, we can also add Ski Cooper to the list of Colorado ski resorts that plan to open early for the 2018-19 season.
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The past week’s impressive snow storms across Colorado has resulted in such promising conditions that a bunch of resorts are taking the opportunity to open early. Both Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort will open on Wednesday, the first time in a decade that either of them has opened early. The resorts report that five feet of snow has fallen across Breckenridge and Keystone since mid-October, with up to four feet of snow in the past week alone.
Ski Cooper, the historic resort which was once home to the 10th Mountain Division, will now open on Friday, Nov. 23 this year. Most years, Ski Cooper doesn’t open until December, reports Vail Daily.
Ski Cooper recorded 18 inches over the weekend and has already had 43 inches of snow to date for the 2018-19 season, Marketing Director Dana Johnson said on Monday, Nov. 5.
“I toured around in the snowcat today and the snow looks wonderful,” she said.
Ski Cooper is located on the border of Eagle County and Lake County and also straddles the dividing line between the White River National Forest and the San Isabel National Forest. In the 1940s the area was a training ground for the famous American ski troopers of World War II when the 10th Mountain Division of the U.S. Army was stationed at nearby Camp Hale.