Ski season extended at Vail, Beaver Creek

2020-21 season to last a week longer than planned

Lindsay Hardy gets pitted in 15 inches of new powder in February in Beaver Creek. Vail and Beaver Creek received about 80 inches of snow between late January and early March.

Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Ski Resort announced the 2020-21 ski season will be extended through April 11 at Beaver Creek and April 18 at Vail.

The area has received about 80 inches of snow in the last 6 weeks.

The extension could go even further should conditions permit, said Vail spokesperson John Plack.

It won’t be the first time Vail Resorts has shifted the operating dates of its ski areas in recent years. In 2018-19, Breckenridge extended its season by more than a month, following good snow conditions. Vail, in 2013, added another weekend to its end-of-season offerings following a big storm.

“The announcement is a way of saying thank you to pass holders and guests for their continued support, for following safety protocols and showing personal responsibility during this unprecedented season, and for helping us open and stay open,” Plack said.

Vail Resorts properties will extend their seasons as follows:

  • Beaver Creek Ski Resort – Sunday, April 11
  • Keystone Ski Resort – Sunday, April 11
  • Vail Mountain– Sunday, April 18

Breckenridge Ski Resort will maintain its season plan to operate through Memorial Day, with a projected closing date of May 31. Crested Butte Mountain Resort plans to close April 4.

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