Colorado resorts getting ready to welcome skiers, snowboarders

Skiers and snowboarders head down an intermediate run under the American Eagle lift at the Copper Mountain ski area last winter. Copper will open for the 2013-14 season on Nov. 1. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

Skiers and snowboarders head down an intermediate run under the American Eagle lift at the Copper Mountain ski area last winter. Copper will open for the 2013-14 season on Nov. 1. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

With November fast approaching, so too are the opening days for ski areas in Colorado.

Favorable early season conditions have paid off for Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas. Both were able to open in mid-October and have since been able to open new terrain much sooner than in previous years. A-Basin has been opening new runs two to three weeks earlier than normal, according to our friends at The Denver Post.

Here are the opening dates for the rest of Colorado’s ski areas:

Friday: Copper Mountain, Keystone
Nov. 8: Wolf Creek, Breckenridge
Nov. 13: Winter Park
Nov. 22: Eldora, Vail
Nov. 27: Crested Butte, Steamboat, Beaver Creek
Nov. 28: Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Telluride
Nov. 29: Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort
Nov. 30: Howelsen Hill
Dec. 6: Sunlight
Dec. 11: Ski Granby Ranch
Dec. 12: Powderhorn
Dec. 14: Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Ski Cooper
Dec. 21: Silverton Mountain