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braintree 12-18-2012 09:49 AM

Are resorts open on christmas day?
I tried to contact them but no response yet. Also did a search but couldn't come up with a definitive answer. Are resorts like breck, copper, loveland etc.. open on christmas eve and christmas day? I'm planning a road trip there for this weekend but would hate to make the drive for nothing. Thanks in advance for any input!

Rufus 12-18-2012 10:10 AM

I don't have first-hand info on the resorts you listed but generally the larger resorts are open on holidays.

killclimbz 12-18-2012 10:17 AM

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All of the areas you mentioned are open Christmas Day. They are probably running early starts too. 8:30am versus 9am. In fact, I can't think of a single ski area in Colorado, or anywhere in the west for that matter that would be closed Christmas. This is big money making season for them right now.

gunner252 12-18-2012 10:59 AM

Keystone is open on Christmas Eve (all day) and Christmas Day. I called 'em yesterday. I would imagine Breck, Beaver Creek, etc. are open as well.

Argo 12-18-2012 11:48 AM

Lifts have been opening at 830 since Friday in vail. Should be that way until march. Open on all holidays. Usually quiet on the holiday too.

braintree 12-18-2012 01:14 PM

Great info! Thanks guys!

2hellnbak 12-19-2012 11:34 AM

Xmas is actually one of my favorite days of the year to go because it's never crowded and it seems like it's almost always a powder day in my experience :yahoo:

Your mountain may differ but Loveland is always a great time on Xmas day.

gunner252 12-19-2012 11:40 AM

Yeah, my wife and I are doing some night skiing at Keystone on Christmas Eve. Can't wait!

BurtonAvenger 12-19-2012 12:21 PM

No they won't be open world ends on Friday.

digZ 12-19-2012 10:00 PM

Speaking of holidays, will the summit/eagle county resorts be a shit show on new years day? I'll be gone over xmas, but was thinking about doing a day trip to A-Basin, Breck, or Vail on NYD since they're starting to open up some more of the good stuff. I've never been on an actual holiday, but I think it'd be packed as shit. Any long time local advice?

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