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how late is too late?

by 12frogs Online Now Jan 5, 2009 at 4:58 PM

The latest I have been skiing in Colorado is mid to late March. This year I am considering mid April. Breckenridge closes April 19, so I am wondering if conditions get pretty slushy by then?

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    Re: how late is too late?

    by Callavetta Online Now Jan 5, 2009 at 5:39 PM

    In my experience, the snow is usually ok. The resorts often close when there is still plenty of snow but they have a hard time keeping enough staff to keep the whole mountain open. There is lots of fresh snow through much of April.

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    Re: how late is too late?

    by GinBuck Online Now Jan 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    I usually only do spring skiing. Yeah, the base chair area can get mushy mid day, but there is always great snow higher up. I would go in a heartbeat. The other reply is right on. Lack of snow doesn't close the hills, lack of people does.

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    Re: how late is too late?

    by gfinesilver Online Now Jan 26, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    it all depends on the winter, it's impossible to say. some mountains stayed open until june or later last year.

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    Re: how late is too late?

    by jcbreck Online Now Mar 12, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    It's never too late! Some of the best snow (e.g. deep powder) I've skied has been the last week of the season. Yes, the base area could be a bit slushy if it's warm & sunny, but you'll want to be skiing the upper mountain at that point in the day anyway. Ride the Imperial Express and T-Bar for some great corn snow. BTW - Breckenridge is currently scheduled to close on 4/14/2013 this season.

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