It is definitely time to put away the summer gear and break out your winter sports equipment! Ice climbing season is just a month out, The Ouray Ice Park has announced a target opening day on December 15, 2018. Of course, with snowfall in the high country exceeding our expectations, there is plenty to do until then!


Several ski resorts on the front range have opened early, and with recent storms on the Western Slope, Telluride, Silverton and Purgatory are not far behind. In fact, Purgatory is excited to announce opening day is in just a few days, this Saturday, November 17, 2018! After a rough summer, the snowfall in the high country has been well recieved, and everyone is looking forward to a great year!

Silverton Mountain, which is an extreme skiing adventure all experienced skiers should have on their bucket list, announced The San Juan Mountains have 246% snowpack right now with well above average conditions, and have an opening date of November 24, 2018. 

With a confirmed 46″ of natural snowfall in the past three weeks, and optimal weather conditions for snow making, Telluride is looking forward to opening on Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018! 

Ouray is the ideal basecamp for all of your winter activities, with a variety of outdoor activities from downhill skiing and snowboarding, ice climbing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing – just to name a few! And of course, nothing compares to a nice long soak in the all natural mineral hot springs after a day playing in the cold!

Make your plans today for a winter season full of adventures.

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