Ready to hit the slopes for some downhill action? Ski season is underway in Colorado, and there's already plenty of fresh powder on the ground. The lifts are moving at Breckenridge, A-basin, Vail and other popular areas, many of which have seen some major changes that have skiers excited for the new season.
Breckenridge Ski Resort has opened a high-speed, six-person chairlift called Peak 6, which soars to a 12,000-plus-foot summit, along with a fixed-grip lift that provides access to the lower slopes.
Silverton Mountain Ski Area has added overnight heli-touring trips, which include a day of guided snowboarding or skiing, plus a drop-off onto one of the resort's highest peaks.
Winter Park Resort now offers a Cirque Sled snowcat experience, which gives riders and skiers quick, easy access to 1300-plus acres of gorgeous backcountry terrain.
Loveland Ski Area will provide free "cat skiing" access to its most popular slopes via a motorized Ridge Cat, which will pick up riders and skiers around Gate 1 North off Chair 9.
In December, Steamboat Ski & Resort will open its most impactful on-mountain renovation in about a decade, when it unveils the new multimillion-dollar, 13,000-square-foot Four Points Lodge, which sits at over 9,700 feet in the Storm Peak-Four Peaks area.
Copper Mountain Resort has also been active in the offseason, investing almost $7 million in capital improvements, which should give visitors a top-tier skiing experience.
With so many improvements throughout Colorado's skiing venues, there are plenty of reasons to hit the slopes. Visit the Colorado Tourism Office website to learn more about the nation's No. 1 ski and snowboard destination.