Apr 11, 2011 2:16 PM by Greg Boyce

Ski areas close for season, but the snow is still flying

DENVER (AP) - More than half of Colorado's ski resorts are now closed for the season, but the snow is still falling at the ones that are still open.

Breckenridge reported eight inches of new snow Monday. Loveland reported seven inches. Among resorts shutting down their lifts for the ski season over
the weekend were Eldora, Durango, Wolf Creek and Steamboat Springs. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported that skiers at Steamboat ended the season with a splash across an icy pond. Keystone hosted a free concert by Robert Earl Keen on its closing weekend. Durango stopped daily ski operations April 3 but reopened over the weekend one last time.

About 10 resorts are still open. Arapahoe Basin doesn't plan to close until June 5.


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