Nearly every resort in Colorado got substantial spring snow this week, including Aspen and Copper who both received 16 inches in 48 hours.
DENVER, CO – March 24, 2009 – A spring storm roared into Colorado early Monday morning, showering Colorado’s high country with mounds of snow in time for spring ski deals and events. Nearly every Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resort received new snow in the last 48 hours, with Aspen and Copper boasting as much as 16 inches each.
No liftlines. Near-empty slopes. Zero fuss. In this gilded era of monster mountains and megaresorts, a batch of small ski areas in Colorado might surprise you by serving up just what you're looking for.
A listing of cat-skiing operators.ON-MOUNTAIN OPERATORS
Aspen Mountain Powder Tours, in Aspen, Colo. (800-525-6200; www.aspensnowmass.com), has 1,100 acres of bowls, glades and powder fields. A full day costs $225, including lunch and snacks.
Big Mountain Ski & Summer Resort, in Whitefish, Mont. (800-858-3930; www.bigmtn.com), offers 500 skiable acres of rolling, treed terrain. The cost ranges from $60 to $180 per day, depending on the size of the group.