If you live in Colorado, you know it’s snowing (though really not that much on the Front Range). In the mountains, however, it’s a different story. Overnight totals, at least along the I-70 corridor, range from 3-6 inches so far, with more coming down as we speak, write and read.
According to Adrienne Saia Isaac, marketing and communications manager for A-Basin, “It started later than predicted, but we’re socked in right now. Also, this cold snap will let us make snow for about 36 hours. We started again last night and are still going now.”
Copper Mountain started making snow on Tuesday, preparing its base for a Nov. 1 opening. Meanwhile, both Loveland and A-Basin began their snowmaking operations on Sept. 28, coinciding with the last mountain snowfall. You can get the latest snowmaking updates from Loveland at www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking/default.aspx.
Since then, the ski areas have been making snow in fits and starts as the weather permits. This latest round, as noted by A-Basin’s Isaac, should keep the snowmaking going for at least a day or two as each ski resort races to be the first to open.
Stay tuned here for snowmaking and opening day updates from all of Colorado’s ski resorts. We’re getting closer. Any predictions? We’re predicting opening day will be October 18.