It’s no secret, Colorado is one of the most iconic destinations for snow sports in the world. Combine fresh powder, colorful skies, and night rides under the stars and you have one unforgettable adventure. Here’s a short list of destinations where you can go night-skiing in Colorado.

Editor’s Note: Night-skiing dates, times, and availability is subject to change. Check with the resort prior to planning your trip.

1. Keystone

Aerial Birds Eye View of Keystone Colorado. Photo Credit: SEASTOCK (iStock).
Aerial Birds Eye View of Keystone Colorado. Photo Credit: SEASTOCK (iStock).

Keystone Resort is great for both day and night skiing. The resort stays open until 8:00 PM for shredding on multiple trails during the weekends, as well as peak holiday periods. Hot cocoa is served on the mountain at Summit House. Here’s a look at the resort’s nightly ski schedule for the 2019-20 powder season.

2. Steamboat Springs

Steamboat, Colorado Photo Credit: vonderauvisuals (Flickr).
Steamboat, Colorado Photo Credit: vonderauvisuals (Flickr).

Go to Steamboat Springs, catch the sunset on the mountain, and glide down the snow-filled slopes as the stars twinkle from above. Night skiing is available Thursday through Monday from January 1 to March 6 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM and Thursday through Monday from March 7 to March 30 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Five trails will remain open including Sitz, See Me, Vogue, Stampede and Lil’ Rodeo. Night skiing will be closed on Super Bowl Sunday (February 2, 2020.) For more details, click here.

3. Granby Ranch

Discover the magic of night skiing and riding at Granby Ranch. Lift tickets are only $20. Ski under the stars from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on select dates including January 18, February 15, and March 14. Guests can also enjoy free hot chocolate and homemade cookies around the fire-pit. Please note, beginner terrain will not remain open. Find more details here.

4. Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain Resort Slopes Nate Polta OutThere Colorado
Echo Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Nate Polta

Don’t let the lack of daylight stop you from carving turns on the mountain. Shred the night away at Echo Mountain. Located just a short distance from Denver, slopegoers looking for a mountain escape can enjoy night-skiing four nights a week. Please note, not all trails stay open for evening rides. For more details, click here.

5. Howelsen Hill

Howelsen hill is the in town ski slope. This is mainly used now for night skiing among expert skiers. Photo Credit: Frank DiBona (Flickr).
Howelsen hill is the in town ski slope. This is mainly used now for night skiing among expert skiers. Photo Credit: Frank DiBona (Flickr).

Calling all slopegoers! Hit the slopes at Howelsen Hill for an evening packed with family fun and adventure. Open until 8:00 PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays, brace yourself for skiing under the star-studded sky. The small mountain town-run ski area is one of the oldest continuously operated ski areas in the country, running since 1915. Please note, snow tubing is no longer offered. Get the full lowdown here.

Bonus

Ski the mountain and ride under the stars every Friday night at Hesperus Ski Area, just a few miles west of Durango. Discount lift tickets are also available for students enrolled in any Colorado or New Mexico College. Get the full scoop here.

 

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