Loveland and Arapahoe Basin are usually the first two resorts in Colorado to open for the season and it’s a snowmaking race until one of them spins the lifts first. This year, it was Loveland Ski Area for the win complete with top-to-bottom skiing and riding and a small park to boot. Here’s the Snapshot on the Slopes as a part of Livin’ @ Altitude on Altitude Sports Network.
Cold weather is moving in, the temps are dropping, snowmakers are punching in and snow is falling from the sky. Winter is upon us and the race to open is underway. Sunday River was the first to put an Opening Day on the calendar, marking Monday Oct. 19th as the start of ski season. Less than 24 hours later, the Beast of the East, Killington Resort announced it would also be opening… a day earlier… for season pass holders and then to the general public on Monday.
On the other side of the country, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland have also been in the snowmaking game. The cold weather has been a little more allusive in the Rockies, but it’s only a matter of time before the temps drop, the snow flies and we’re making turns.