Highlands finally closes, but Loveland, A-Basin still serving up freshies

By Real Aspen
Real AspenMay 1, 2013
With Aspen Highlands closing again on Sunday, April 28, ski season is finally over in the Roaring Fork Valley, but that doesn't mean diehard snow riders can't still make in-bounds turns in Colorado.

Two ski areas are still open for business, and both got a shot of new snow Tuesday night into Wednesday.

While the northern mountains of Colorado saw more than a foot in some places early Wednesday morning, the two holdout ski areas still operating this season – Loveland and Arapahoe Basin – got a more modest shot of three to four inches respectively.

However, more snow was expected throughout the day on Wednesday.

Loveland closes for the season on Sunday, May 5, with beer, barbecue and live music from Boo Daddy (Saturday) and Arnie J. Green (Sunday) and $36 lift tickets for anyone who brings in a season pass from another ski area.

Go the Loveland website for more information.

Conditions stayed good at Aspen Highlands right up to the end (Aspen Skiing photo).

A-Basin will then be open for nearly a month, closing for the season on Sunday, June 2.

Aspen Highlands, which re-opened for one final weekend, closed for the season on Sunday, April 28, after a surge of late snow provided ideal spring conditions.

Closing weekend weather could be a little unsettled at Loveland. Opensnow.com is calling for a brief break in the weather later this week, then more snow up high on Saturday.

“Thursday and Friday should be dry,” the website reported. “Then high elevation snow showers and low elevation rain showers will move back into the mountains over the weekend.”

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A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
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