Copper Mountain's season is set to end the way it started, with one last dose of fresh powder for closing day, Sunday, April 27. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Summit County starting Saturday at 9 p.m. and lasting through Sunday, 6 p.m. with the heaviest snow expected to fall overnight.
Unsettled weather is forecast to continue into the early part of the week, with a winter-like northwest flow bringing a steady stream of moisture into the area. By the time all is said and done, the higher mountain slopes may pick up between seven and 14 inches of snow.
Copper will be operating with four lifts providing access to about about 500 acres of terrain.
Even though Copper Mountain and Breckenridge are closing this weekend, Arapahoe Basin is likely to enjoy an extended spring season after a snowy winter. There's no official word on a closing date for A-Basin yet, but wishful rumors are focusing on July 4 skiing.
The storm on Copper's closing weekend is the proverbial icing on the cake in a season that saw 30 feet of snow fall on the slopes of the resort, with great skiing conditions from start to finish. For April, snowfall is at 34 inches, with a base depth of 78 inches.