Beaver Creek plans to open 70 percent of terrain

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2011 5:05 pm

Colorado received a Christmas gift a few days early as a sizable snowstorm swept through the state. In what meteorologists call an upslope storm, the foothills near Denver unfortunately got the best goods with a couple feet in a few spots. Nonetheless, the ski resorts deeper in the mountains also received a much-needed jolt of fresh snow just before the busy holiday season.

Beaver Creek Resort, for example, woke up to 5 inches of new snow on Thursday morning. The new snow prompted the resort to announce that all 25 lifts and nearly 70 percent of its skiable terrain would be open on Saturday. In other words, visitors’ options will expand to 1,242 acres, including 105 trails this weekend. The good news for serious moguls skiers is that those trails include Grouse Mountain favorites: Raven Ridge, Ptarmigan, Screech Owl and Ruffed Grouse.

(Photo courtesy of Beaver Creek Resort/Cody Downard)