Spring skiing could be epic. Here’s when Colorado ski resorts plan to close for the season

It’s been an outstanding snow year for Colorado ski resorts. Most are boasting above-average base depths as of March 16, with a dozen sitting at 25% above normal or better and three — Powderhorn, Purgatory and Sunlight — at better than 50% above average.

That means spring skiing this year could be outstanding. Some resorts already have extended their projected closing dates, and others may soon follow. Here’s a list of the most current projected closing dates:

Closed: Hesperus

Sunday: Howelsen Hill

April 2: Buttermilk, Crested Butte, Granby Ranch, Powderhorn, Sunlight, Telluride

April 9: Wolf Creek

April 16: Aspen Highlands, Beaver Creek, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Keystone, Monarch, Silverton, Snowmass, Steamboat

April 23: Aspen Mountain, Purgatory (weekends only after April 9), Vail, Winter Park

May 7: Copper Mountain, Loveland

NOTE: Breckenridge and Mary Jane plan to stay open into May, as long there is adequate snow. Arapahoe Basin hopes to stay open into early June.

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