Get on Board: The Ski Season's Not Over Yet!

Get in your! All that snow in the mountains means that some resorts are extending their seasons still further. Wolf Creek has gotten 432 inches this year and is anticipating more this weekend — so the mountain will reopen through Sunday, May 1.  Lift tickets will be at the Local Appreciation rates of $43 for adults, $26 for seniors and $24 for children, no ID required. Find out more at

Aspen Highlands, too, has decided to extend its season, and will be open through May 1. Lift tickets are $69 a day for adults and $45 for children, teens and seniors. Pass holders from other resorts can present their pass for a $39 rate. Get all the details at

And three more mountains had already planned on staying open into May, with plenty of powder and parties:

Loveland Basin will be throwing its annual Corn Harvest party on Saturday, April 30; it's a benefit for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Sixty bucks gets you a lift ticket, BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, donation to CAIC and a great day of skiing; $30 tickets include a BBQ lunch, a raffle ticket and a donation to CAIC ( Loveland will remain open until May 8; find out more here.

Although most of Winter Park closed last weekend, Mary Jane will be open through May 7. Find out more here.

And, as always, Arapahoe Basin plans to party on as long as it can, and will host the fifteenth annual Festival of the Brewpubs on May 29 with live music, outdoor food stations — and skiing, with any luck.
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