Loveland ski area in Colorado plans on making snow this weekend.
“There’s a cold front moving this way and our crew is hoping to start snowmaking operations this weekend. Our snowmakers and snow guns are on standby” – Loveland
Loveland or Arapahoe Basin ski areas are generally the first ski areas to open every year. Last year, A-Basin won the battle opening on October 17th, 2014. Loveland would love to be first this year and they’re ready to roll.
“Our snowmaking crew just arrived from New Zealand and their ready to make snow for the 2015-2016 season. A cold front is moving this way and we’re hoping to start snowmaking operations sometime this weekend. We’re on standby and we’ll keep you updated through the whole snowmaking process. Get ready!” – Loveland on October 1st, 2015
Here’s how Loveland does it:
“Loveland’s snowmaking team typically starts making snow the last week of September in preparation for a mid-October opening. Expert local crews and professional snowmakers from New Zealand work around the clock to ensure Loveland is one of the first resorts to open for the season with a full top-to-bottom run covered from tree-to-tree with an 18″ base.
Thanks to Loveland’s elevation and the expertise of their snowmaking crew, Loveland has a reputation for having the best early season conditions in Colorado. Loveland makes snow on 240 acres of terrain and snowmaking is usually completed in the first week of December.” – Loveland