Colorado's May 2015 Ski Report!

SkiisArapahoe Basin is the only ski area still open in Colorado, in part because its high elevation prevents snow on the slopes from melting off.

In the last week alone, more than 44 inches of snow have blanketed ski area trails — and cool temperatures ensure the snow doesn’t quickly disappear.” (Denver Post)

As of now, Arapahoe Basin has a tentative closing date of June 7th. But that could always be extended with more snow – which, by the way, IS in the forecast!

Colorado SkiingSome of the details for Arapahoe Basin:

Vertical rise: 2,270 feet
Base elevation: 10,780 feet
Summit elevation: 13,050 feet
Average annual snowfall: 350 inches
Number of trails: 109
Longest run: 1.5 miles
Skiable acres: 960
Snowmaking acres: 125

One high-speed quad chairlift
One quad chairlift
One triple chairlift
Three double chairlifts
Two conveyor lifts
Lift capacity of 10,700 people per hour

The resorts around Breckenridge are plentiful. Since the elevations are a little lower there snow has not blocked or slowed traffic. So if you are staying in or around Breckenridge, Arapahoe Basin is not too far of a drive – about 20 miles, 35 minutes!

Swan Mountain Resort timeshare is right in Dillon.  Breckenridge, not too far away, has a host of timeshare resorts with available rentals: Grand Timber Lodge, Marriott’s Mountain Valley Lodge, Gold Point Condominiums, French Ridge Condominiums, Orofino by Straight Creek, Spinnaker at Lake Dillon, Skier’s Edge, HGVC Valdoro Mountain LodgeTimber Ridge, Alpenrose Condominiums.

As the summer season approaches for not only Arapahoe Basin but for the Rockies as well, the music scene is gearing up for another huge summer concert season. HeyReverb.com published their list of the 15 best concerts lined up for this summer.

They are:  Chromeo, May 26, Red Rocks, The Decemberists, May 27, Red Rocks, Tame Impala, May 30, Ogden Theatre, Speedy Ortiz, May 30, Larimer Lounge, U2, June 6-7, Pepsi Center, D’Angelo, June 10, Ogden Theatre, Neil Young, July 8-9, Red Rocks, Van Halen, July 20, Red Rocks, DeVotchKa, July 23, Red Rocks, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, July 31, Bluebird Theater, Florence + the Machine, Aug. 3, Red Rocks, Nicki Minaj, Aug. 11, Pepsi Center, My Morning Jacket, Aug. 14, Red RocksAlabama Shakes, Aug. 16, Red Rocks, and Taylor Swift, Sept. 5-6, Pepsi Center.

So you can see, there’s a huge summer of fun waiting for you in Colorado this year!

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