Be in the know before you head up or down the hill.
There's something funny about the mountains...the weather can change in 5 minutes.
For the best information concerning Colorado road conditions and specifically along I-70 and US Highway 40, check the Colorado Department of Transportation's website that is updated in real-time: www.cotrip.org. They offer an option to sign up for text and email alerts, so you will be the first to know when conditions change. You can also dial the Colorado Road Conditions Hotline at 511 on your cell phone.
If you're real lucky, you might just have to call work and say that the mountain pass closed for a spell and you had to go skiing some more. Trust us locals, having a morning like that where you practically have the mountain to yourself is worth the rearranged plans to get home! On the rare occasion that you have to spend the night, our Winter Park Visitor Center staff would be happy to find you last minute lodging.