Were you among the skiers and snowboarders waiting in line when Loveland opened earlier today? The ski area perched on the Continental Divide gets kudos for being the first ski area in Colorado to open. But, it's not the first to open in North America. Oregon's Timberline Lodge quietly opened for weekends on Oct. 1. Thanks to 19 hours of nonstop snowmaking, Sunday River Ski Resort, located in Newry, Maine, was the second resort in the country to open late yesterday.
For the second year in a row, Loveland beat out Arapahoe Basin. Race training began at Copper yesterday, and the resort opens to the public in two weeks. But, who's going to be next?