Governor Extends Closure of all Ski Resorts in Colorado
Governor Jared Polis extended an executive order on Monday, keeping all of Colorado’s ski resorts closed for an additional three and half weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect vulnerable mountain communities.
The order now extended through April 30 has been modified twice now, with an original closure date of March 22, followed by the first extension with a closure date of April 6.
Ski country has been greatly impacted by the spread of the virus, with Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison counties hit among the worst in the state. While many of the state’s resorts have closed their lifts for the season, hope remains for a few ski areas, including Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin, which could possibly reopen by early May. Last year, Arapahoe Basin was able to stay open for skiing on select days through the 4th of July.