Oct 20, 2008 in

Loveland and A-Basin have been open for almost a week. Yes, there's limited terrain, but this week's cold weather means more snow is on the way. Here are 10 reasons to get your gear together and head up for a day (or even a half-day) of skiing or riding:

10Because if you wait until December, youll wish youd gone earlier. (Trust us on this one.)

9If you start now, you can ski or ride yourself into shape. (Of course, making regular trips to the gym, going trail running a few times a week and laying off the donuts also helps.)

8You dont really need to rake those leaves and the really important football games dont begin until December anyway.

7The conditions are actually pretty good for October. Seriously. Plenty of coverage, no rocks, and lots of

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