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Arapahoe Basin Opens Friday 10/21/2016!

Arapahoe Basin Opens Friday 10/21/2016!

Get your first runs in tomorrow!  With at least 4 park features available and great coverage according to the basin’s CEO Al.  Jealous!

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Monster Storm On the Way

It’s to be at least as big as the snows in early October 2015 so get up to the slopes while the roads are open.  Come on guys what better way to get some days off than to call your boss and say I70 is closed and

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Terrain Opening Up State Wide

With the last few storms and moist northwest flow after the storms all ski areas state wide have seen plenty of snow to open a lot of their terrain. Breckenridge is over 500 acres and growing, and Arapahoe Basin has open the Pali lift the other day

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Cooler Weather Sparks Snow Guns

Cooler weather has finally arrived.  Though later than recent years.  It’s a race and gamble if anyone will actually get a run open by Halloween, but this next week the weather will produce some high mountain snows.  Wolf Creek might be a recipient of some beneficial snows,

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Warm Week On The Slopes

The other day I saw the temp gauge at Copper Mountain hit up near 50 degrees in full Sun.  Was probably a great day for skiing as long as you stayed out of the shade and who can deny the fun of not having to wear several

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Who Has The Most Snow Acreage Open For Thanksgiving Weekend?

Who Has The Most Snow Acreage Open For Thanksgiving Weekend?

That title appears to go to Keystone Resort with 170 acres open, Breckenridge & Copper Mountain follow with around 150 acres open as well.  Were expecting to see some snow next week, but it’s not going to be a big snow that we really need to get

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Update: Wolf Creek Ski Area 2012 Opening is November 14th!

Update: Wolf Creek Ski Area 2012 Opening is November 14th!

As of 7AM this morning Wolf Creek reported 18″ of snow, and it was still coming down.  18 inches of snow is what is generally needed to open any ski trails and I’m sure they’ve gotten a lot more than that.  Their website is stating that they

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Arapahoe Basin – Ramrod Opens Saturday

Arapahoe Basin - Ramrod Opens Saturday

Things are about to get either more crowded or less crowded depending on how you look at it at Arapahoe Basin and their 2nd trail opening on Saturday.  The really cold temps, along with a few inches of real snow have moved things along nicely.  After Friday

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Colorado Ski Area Snowmaking has Begun

Colorado Ski Area Snowmaking has Begun

Copper Mountain was this year’s first Colorado Ski Area to start making snow with an anticipated opening date of Nov 2nd.  Last night Loveland somehow managed to start making snow while Al over at Arapahoe Basin is waiting to hopefully tonight.  While Copper will not open early

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First Snow of 2012-2013 Ski Season Forecasted

First Snow of 2012-2013 Ski Season Forecasted

It looks like Summit County is going to be seeing their first chance of snow this upcoming Wednesday night.  30% Chance of Rain/Snow and I’m sure the peaks are going to get a dusting no matter what during the week.  With lows finally dropping down below freezing

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