Wolf Creek First Ski Area to Open in the United States; Race to Open Continuously for the 2018-19 Season Ongoing
Photo Credit: Wolf Creek Ski Area, Christian Murdock
Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colo. – October 13, 2018 – Wolf Creek Ski Area opened today, Saturday, October 13, for the first chairlift-served runs of the 2018-19 ski season. At 9 a.m. Wolf Creek’s Treasure Stoke, Bonanza and Nova lifts began spinning, delivering skiers and riders to beginner, intermediate and advanced runs with a 22-inch base of powder and packed powder. Wolf Creek is currently operating on Saturdays and Sundays.
Colorado has received significant early season snowfall this October, allowing Wolf Creek to open for weekend skiing and riding after this week’s storms brought in over 30 inches of snow. Snow has blanketed ski areas across the state, giving Coloradans an early taste of the winter season with double-digit snow totals. More snow is in the forecast through the weekend, along with favorable snowmaking conditions that have prompted several Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member ski areas to begin snowmaking for the 2018-19 season.
“The early season snow is exciting for skiers and riders who have been waiting for the winter season,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country. “With Wolf Creek open for weekend skiing and riding, we’re looking forward to more Colorado ski areas opening for the season in the coming weeks and months with new lifts, terrain expansions, new dining experiences and other offerings ready for guests to Colorado’s ski areas.”
Colorado is poised to be the first state to have a ski area open continuously for the 2018-19 season with both Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area, located high on Colorado’s Continental Divide, taking advantage of the recent snowfall and cooler temperatures to make snow and prepare their slopes for the season. Both ski areas are targeting opening dates in mid-to-late October.
Links to resort webcams:
Arapahoe Basin http://bit.ly/1GNjD7l
Aspen Highlands http://bit.ly/2fMbDYj
Aspen Mountain http://bit.ly/1GiRPHE
Copper Mountain http://bit.ly/2fD7iZX
Eldora Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2zlpt09
Granby Ranch http://bit.ly/2EWCTCR
Loveland Ski Area http://bit.ly/2g3WF0E
Monarch Mountain http://bit.ly/2g5iGwn
Purgatory Resort http://bit.ly/2fMfsg6
Sunlight Mountain Resort http://bit.ly/2fMemkP
Telluride Ski Resort http://bit.ly/2eNN5RX
Winter Park Resort http://bit.ly/2g3DTsF
Wolf Creek Ski Area http://bit.ly/2zo5xd2