The ski season in Colorado begins in October and November and builds, with January, February, and March seeing the most snow. Overall, the best month for skiing in Colorado is February. Spring skiing generally runs from mid March to late April. Some resorts start closing in late March or mid April, and many are closed by the end of April. A couple of higher elevation ski resorts stay open later, such as Arapahoe Basin, which can be open until June or even July.
Skiing in Colorado in December, as a general rule, can be hit and miss, but most resorts have a reasonable amount of snow by Christmas.
If you are planning your ski trip and trying to hit the best month for snow, your best bet is February. Snow amounts are peaking at many resorts around this time. In January, temperatures can be cold and in March, resorts are busy due to spring break.
Lower elevation ski resorts, like Steamboat, tend to peak in February, with spring-like conditions building near the end of the month and into March. Telluride, on the other hand, usually sees its peak snow conditions in March.
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