UPDATE: The Race To Open Is In Full Swing In Colorado | Ski Season Is Rapidly Approaching

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather

After two nights of extensive snowmaking, Loveland Ski Area & Arapahoe Basin have laid down a nice coat of snow on their slopes. Loveland has announced that they are hoping to open in Mid-Late October, while Arapahoe Basin has stayed under the radar as to when they are planning to open. Natural snow is expected to fall today & tomorrow, which could really get these resorts going.

“At dawn this morning, the temperature at mid-mountain was 22 F.  The snowmakers had another good session. Getting a September snowmaking start is good. The North facing slopes are still holding snow. The forecast for the week shows a bit of rain and snow. I suspect things will just get whiter as the week goes on,” stated Alan Henceroth on Al’s blog at Arapahoe Basin.

The Forecast. Image: NOAA

Temperatures are expected to rise, which will most likely halt all snowmaking operations for a few days. 

Arapahoe Basin:

Arapahoe Basin This Morning. Image: Alan Henceroth
A solid cover on the run this morning. Image: Alan Henceroth
Snowmaking moose. Image: Alan Henceroth

Loveland Ski Area:

Late afternoon snowmaking yesterday. Image: Loveland Ski Area


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