January 2018 Colorado Ski Resort Snow Update

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January 2018 Colorado Ski Resort Snow Update

The lack of snow this holiday season has not caused a lack in shredding the mountains for us here in the Summit County and Vail Valley areas.  The resorts are making some serious progress, opening trails and lifts to get you flying down the slopes.  Some of the biggest highlights this week was Breckenridge Ski Resort opening Peak 6 last weekend and the Imperial Express SuperChair yesterday, meaning lots of new terrain and more option to avoid long lift lines!  Here’s the latest updates on some of the top ski resorts in the Rockies. 

Summit County


New Snow: 18″
Base: 40″
Lifts Open: 32/34
Trails Open: 130/187
The Latest: Peak 6 and Imperial Express SuperChair are now open.


New Snow: 18″
Base: 42″
Lifts Open: 8/10
Trails Open: 62/94
The Latest: Lift 8 opens TOMORROW!

Copper Mountain

New Snow: 14″
Base: 37″
Lifts Open: 20/23
Trails Open: 119/157
The Latest: Expert terrain now open on Lower Enchanted and Union Meadows, and Lumberjack lift surrounding terrain is now open and perfect for beginners.


New Snow: 5″
Base: 33″
Lifts Open: 19/20
Trails Open: 95/128

Arapahoe Basin

New Snow: 15″
Base: 41″
Lifts Open: 8/9
Trails Open: 87/132
The Latest: Montezuma Bowl is now open.

Vail Valley


New Snow: 9″
Base: 30″
Lifts Open: 26/31
Trails Open: 167/195
The Latest: The Back Bowls are now open.

Beaver Creek

New Snow: 9″
Base: 24″
Lifts Open: 20/22
Trails Open: 73/150

Don’t let the latest report get you down, we have snow in the forecast for this weekend!  Starting Saturday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies will be looking at about 5-10 inches of snow until mid to late day Sunday, with some mountains getting a foot or more.  Sunday morning will be the day to hit the slopes for some fresh powder turns.

We know it’s a slow winter season to start, but at least we’ve made some progress.  If you’re planning on driving up to Summit County or Vail Valley to ski, know that you will come across some parking issues in all of these ski towns.  Our latest blog post outlines the pros and cons of parking in the high country and will give you tips on how to get a free spot for your ski adventure if you’re lucky enough.

If you’re in need of a ride to the Rockies, Peak 1 Express offers safe, reliable transportation right to some of your favorite ski resorts.  Skip the stress of driving on I-70 during the snow storm this weekend and let our experienced drivers take care of you while you sit back enjoy the free Wi-Fi onboard.


*Featured image courtesy of Al’s Blog.