Boom! Way to nail this one, NOAA.
NOAA called for 8″ of snow to fall in the high mountains of Colorado ending at 3pm today and Loveland Pass has gotten 8″ of snow as of 2:30pm today.
Could this be enough to get Loveland and Arapahoe Basin open this weekend or next week?
Earlier this week, we reported on this forecasted snowfall in Colorado and we stated that we hoped this new snow would get Loveland and/or A-Basin open this weekend. We still have our fingers crossed for this weekend. After 8″ of snow and plenty of snowmaking hours, this weekend could be opening day in Colorado – next week at the latest.
Lets just hope Loveland and Arapahoe Basin get open by next week… but we’ll have our fingers crossed for sooner…
NOAA THIS MORNING:
“There will be another round of rain today, with the snow level between 9 and 10 thousand feet. On the plains the rain will diminish to showers by late afternoon. In the mountains, rain and snow will continue much of tonight. There will be light snow accumulations on grassy areas above 9000 feet, with up to 8 inches of snow in areas above timberline.” – NOAA Denver, CO this am
1ST SKI RESORT OPEN IN COLORADO OPENING DATES SINCE 1999:
- 2015: ??????? = this weekend? next week?
- 2014: A-Basin = 10/17
- 2013: A-Basin = 10/13
- 2012: A-Basin = 10/17
- 2011: Wolf Creek = 10/8
- 2010: Loveland = 10/24
- 2009: Loveland = 10/7 (earliest opening in CO since 1999)
- 2008: A-Basin & Loveland = 10/15
- 2007: A-Basin = 10/10
- 2006: A-Basin = 10/13
- 2005: Loveland = 10/14
- 2004: Loveland = 10/15
- 2003: Loveland = 10/28 (latest opening in CO since 1999)
- 2002: Loveland = 10/17
- 2001: Copper Mountain = 10/17
- 2000: Loveland = 10/20
- 1999: Loveland = 10/19
- 1998: Loveland = 10/13
- 1997: Loveland & Keystone = 10/17
- 1996: Loveland & Keystone = 10/21