It’s resort opening mayhem in Colorado Ski Country! From east to west and north to south, Colorado resorts are welcoming skiers and riders – and it’s only the middle of October! This weekend Colorado Ski Country will have four resorts offering skiing and riding.
Loveland Ski Area opened today following Arapahoe Basin‘s opening yesterday. Then tomorrow, Echo Mountain and Wolf Creek will be open . Loveland and A-Basin are open for the season, every day, from now ’till sometime late spring. Wolf Creek is open for the weekend only, unless they tell us otherwise, just Saturday and Sunday October 15 and 16. Echo will be open Saturday with limited terrain with hike-to access. All resorts will have food and beverage service.
What’s cool about these openings is, it’s unusual to have so many resorts to choose from this time of year. Skiers and riders should take advantage of it and get out there now, start siezing the season. After all, for most of us, October skiing is less about skiing and more about being outside, being in the mountains, being with friends and family, being in the sunshine and cool air.
This weekend will push Colorado to the front of the pack for October ski destinations, and further solidify Colorado as the top choice for winter recreation.
Loveland, Echo and Arapahoe Basins snowmaking teams worked relentlessly during the past week to produce quality conditions for this week’s openings. The snowmakers efforts were complemented by early snowfalls in the area, including several fresh inches in the last few days.
Colorado is known for having one of the longest ski seasons. Perched on the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland enjoy an elevation conducive to making snow and keeping conditions fresh for long periods of time. With a late season July 4 closing after one of the longest seasons in 14 years, Arapahoe Basin opened today having only been closed 100 days.
For CSCUSA, having three ski areas open signifies ski season is here and that resorts are ready to welcome skiers and riders. Having four resorts open at this point in the year gives people even more options and hopefully encourages people to take advantage of the natural playgrounds Colorado offers.
Ski season in Colorado is an ideal opportunity to be with family and friends outside, partake in the states signature sports or learn a new outdoor activity. For more information about this years ski season, resort openings, or Colorado Ski Country USA, please visit www.ColoradoSki.com.