Snow is currently moving in from the southwest and is expected to cover most of Colorado’s mountain areas through tomorrow morning. Following a rather disappointing wave of snow that came in over the weekend and favored only a few ski areas with more than a couple of inches (Steamboat, Eldora and Winter Park), the hope is for a bit more from this system.
Following today’s snow activity, expect sunny skies through Thanksgiving Day. Then, the next chance for snow moves into the mountains, or is forecast to, on Thanksgiving Night and through the weekend.
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch Freebies
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch is today’s ski area on our ongoing list of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) members that have free programs of some sort this season…
Outdoor Fire Pit: All guests at SolVista Basin are welcome to grab a seat and warm up around the outdoor fire pit. Located slope-side on the south-facing Patio of Seven Trails Grille, the fire pit is encircled by Adirondack chairs that let you bask in the sun while watching the skiers and riders make their way down the slopes. The Patio also has two carefully placed snow features that allow the kids to play while the adults relax.
Snow Play Park: Next to the Patio SolVista Basin features a Snow Play Park where kids will find a series of sculpted snow mounds positioned over a maze of plastic tunnels. Kids of all ages love to climb up, around and through the features. Access is free.
Sledding Area: When the parents are done relaxing and the kids decide it’s time for more fun, they can leave the Patio and head over to SolVista Basin’s sledding hill. The Sledding Area is fenced off from ski traffic and provides kids and parents the perfect place to play after the lifts are closed or when the kids have decided they’re ready for something a little less challenging.
Cross-country Skiing – SolVista Basin offers all guests free access to cross-country skiing trails. Cross-country skiing is a great way to enjoy the majesty of the environment, exercise a different set of ski muscles, or tour around the mountains with friends and family.
Here are the 24-hour totals from the ski areas currently open across Colorado…
Arapahoe Basin: 0”
Copper Mountain: 0”
Winter Park: 0”
Wolf Creek: 0”