Snowmaking has begun at Arapahoe Basin! Last night the snow guns were fired up, meaning the race to open has started! Each year the Loveland and A-Basin ski areas host a friendly competition to earn bragging rights as the first resort to open in Colorado and sometimes even in the country.
Temperatures and conditions need to be just right in order to make snow and as always, the colder the better! A-Basin has not yet set an opening date, but they typically open in mid-October depending on the conditions. They are also one of the last resorts to close in the state, sometimes closing as late as June. Bring on the snow, we are all ready for winter!