Breckenridge resort will close ski and snowboard operations on Sunday, two weeks earlier than planned, because of warm temperatures.
The Summit County resort has a large swath of high-altitude terrain and was scheduled to close on Memorial Day, but that became untenable in recent days.
“With warmer temperatures this month, including a lack of below-freezing temperatures overnight, snow on the trails has begun to melt quickly,” officials announced in a news release. “And, while high alpine terrain still has some coverage, the lower mountain has seen coverage diminish quickly across key groomed trails and connector trails. The resort’s mountain operations team, and specifically grooming, has worked hard to farm snow from other areas of the mountain and push snow around on open trails to provide skiing and riding in recent weeks, but warm weather and melting snow are now countering those efforts.”
The exit of Breckenridge will leave Winter Park and Arapahoe Basin as the only areas remaining open. Winter Park is expected to close this month while A-Basin officials hope that area can continue into June.
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