Having spent the past week/end in Austin TX at Austin City Limits, I was more than stoked to return home to some snow covered mountains. We’re still having pretty warm days here in the Denver area, and I’m hoping it cools down soon enough. Up in the Rockies, the resorts are hard at work trying to kick snow production into high gear. A-Basin, and Loveland are both hard at work with their crews firing up snow guns when they can. I’m hoping they can open up within the next week or so, but we’ll see. Every year, I look forward to the “white ribbon of death” that presents itself at both A-Basin, and Loveland. While the terrain is limited initially, it does give us a few runs to get out there and warm up on before the winter snow starts truly covering everything up.
Loveland last year, were able to open up on October 7th, which is a bit earlier than this year. A-Basin wasn’t far behind them on opening their “ribbons of death” either. This year it’s just this abnormally warmer weather that’s playing a bit of havoc on the early openings. Loveland is definitely making strides in getting the snow made, and trails blazed for a quick opening. Temperatures are finally starting to drop enough that I think within the next week or so, the slopes will be open. This is definitely later than last year, but it’s still earlier than most places open.
Let’s all hope for an amazing season this year, with a lot of POW, and plenty of continuous snowfall for everyone!
You can follow the progress of both resorts at the following links: