Vail delays ski season opening until Thanksgiving day (at least)

VAIL - If you were planning to hit the slopes at Vail before your Thanksgiving plans, pump the brakes. 

The resort announced Tuesday on Twitter that they'll delay opening until at least Thanksgiving day, which is Thursday, Nov. 23. 

"We are dedicated to providing our guests with the best early-season conditions & will continue to focus our efforts on opening with a high-quality snow surface," the resort tweeted.

There are several resorts yet to open in the Colorado high country. Beaver Creek plans to open on Thanksgiving day also. 

Winter Park will open soon - on Nov. 15. 

Some others have been making snow for nearly a month! 

Arapahoe Basin was the first to start ski season 2017 - opening its mountain on Oct. 13.

Meanwhile, Loveland Ski area has been slowly opening a run or two each week since Oct. 20. 

Keystone Mountain and Breckenridge turned on their lifts for opening weekend on Nov. 11.

Copper Mountain celebrated Opening Day on Nov. 10.

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