Bluebird Backcountry to open for season Dec. 31 |

Bluebird Backcountry to open for season Dec. 31

Bluebird Backcountry, a human-powered ski resort near Kremmling, is opening for its first full season this year.
Photo from Bluebird Backcountry

KREMMLING — After pushing back opening day due to an unusually dry winter, Bluebird Backcountry is planning to open for the season Dec. 31.

The self-propelled backcountry ski resort — the first of its kind in Colorado — is based on Bear Mountain, about 40 minutes outside Kremmling.

The nearest SNOTEL site to Bluebird is registering just 59% of the average snow-water equivalent for this time of year. Snow-water equivalent is a measurement of how much water is held in the snowpack.

Reservations are open at

Bluebird is also offering additional avalanche courses, which have been in high demand across the state this season. AIARE 1, the gold standard for avalanche education, will be available Jan. 11-12, Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 11-12. Go to Bluebird’s website to book a class.

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