Yesterday, we published a helpful little list of when all of our member resorts are planning to open for the 2013-14 ski season.
Winter Park Resort is planning to be open on Wednesday, November 13, and based on the images we’ve seen from the mountain it looks like Opening Day will be one to remember. After receiving five inches of natural snow last Thursday night, Winter Park’s snowmaking crew fired their guns for the first time this season. Here’s hoping for three weeks of cold temperatures and weather systems between now and then.
UPDATED: Loveland, Arapahoe Basin Rev Up the 2013/14 Colorado Ski Season with Fall’s First Snowmaking
Just when skiers and snowboarders throughout Colorado began firing their home furnaces for the first time since April, some folks in Ski Country had a better idea: At 6:00 pm on Friday evening, Loveland ski area fired its snowmaking guns for the first time this season, kicking off the annual race to Opening Day in Colorado. Just a few hours later and a few miles on the other side of the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin followed suit.
Moisture mixed with a jet stream plummeting south from Canada brought snow throughout the high country, and air temperatures are now low enough at Loveland and A-Basin for productive snowmaking. It’ll probably be a few more weeks before you’re allowed on the mountain, but this is your signal to sharpen your skis and boards, put down the twelve-ounce curls, and pick up your fitness regimen!