Aerial Birds Eye View of Keystone Colorado

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

The ski lifts in Colorado will soon start spinning for the 2020-21 winter season with several resorts planning to open to masked-up skiers and riders within the next few weeks. 

Opening day for Epic pass-holders is at Keystone Resort on Friday, November 6th. Reservations, which are required, will open to pass-holders on Nov 4th.

The lifts are set to fire up at Breckenridge on Friday, November 13th, followed by opening day at Vail on Friday, November 20th.

Reservations will be required to hit the slopes at a number of resorts to start the 2020-21 ski season. Epic Pass holders will get exclusive access to make reservations for the "core season" through December 7, 2020. Pass holders can reserve up to seven priority reservation days or the number of days available on their pass up to 7 days.

This is just one of the many new policies in place at Epic Resorts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"No one will be permitted on the mountain without a face covering," Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts cautioned slopegoers in a recent press release. "Being safe and successful this season will require everyone’s cooperation and we believe face coverings are foundational to make that possible."

Lift tickets for Epic Resorts will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, December 8th for all three resorts giving pass holders a chance to lock in priority reservation days. 

While reservations are currently required at Epic Pass resorts, they will not be required at many of the Ikon Pass resorts.

Editor's Note: Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Click here to see a full list of opening dates for the 2020-21 ski season in Colorado. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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