First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:45 PM ET

Thanksgiving week is prime time for early season skiing. Crested Butte, Steamboat, Monarch and Beaver Creek opened Wednesday. Telluride and Aspen/Snowmass open Thanksgiving Thursday, while Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort opens Friday.

Whether you're looking to take advantage of opening weekend deals, or early season specials this week, we've put together various specials and or events offered by some of our favorite Colorado ski resorts.

So break out those rock skis and take advantage of the following early season events at these Colorado ski resorts.

Monarch Mountain
Monarch Mountain opened Wednesday with three chairlifts, Pioneer, Panorama and Tumbelina with a mid-mountain base of 26 inches.
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