Up to 4″ of snow is forecast for Colorado by Monday night. This will be a big help getting A-Basin and Loveland open in Colorado.
Colorado is a bit later than normal on their opening day this year. This year will be latest CO has opened to skiing and riding 2003 when Loveland opened on Oct. 28th.
“A fast moving Pacific disturbance responsible for increased clouds during the day will spread showers from west to east across the area tonight and Monday. Cooling during the night will cause snow levels to lower to near 9,000 feet by sunrise Monday morning. Showers will be most extensive during the morning on Monday and will linger into the afternoon. Accumulating snow is expected from around 10,000 feet upward with accumulations of 1 to 4 inches the norm, though locally higher amounts on elevated and exposed west facing slopes are likely. Snowfall will probably result in slushy and snow packed roads over the high passes so be prepared for less than ideal travelling conditions late tonight and Monday.” – NOAA Denver today
1ST SKI RESORT OPEN IN COLORADO OPENING DATES SINCE 1999:
- 2015: ??????? = 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