Is this the start of a banner year or what? Colorado's Arapahoe Basin opened last week, earlier than it ever has, and Loveland had its earliest season opening in 40 years. Even Las Vegas's local hill opened a full seven weeks ahead of schedule.
Are you ready for ski season? You'd better be: It's here. Boasting its earliest opening day in 40 years, Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area opened this morning, becoming the first ski resort in North America to do so for the 2009-10 season. How about skiing at Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort? Bet on it. Less than an hour from the Vegas strip, Las Vegas resort opened beginner terrain this morning, a full seven weeks before its targeted opening day.
The race is on, folks. Colorado's Arapahoe Basin, one of the hardcore havens of the high country, turns on its snowguns tonight -- though they've already been blessed with a starter layer this week courtesy of Mother Nature.
The ski season has officially started (well, kind of)
The 2009-2010 ski season is officially on. With temperatures dipping in the Rockies, Colorado’s Loveland ski area turned on its snowguns yesterday—apparently the first resort in the country to do so—and started putting down snow. The omens are good: Loveland fired up its guns a full three days earlier than last season. We couldn’t be happier.
How many of you SKI readers have set yourselves up on Twitter? We did: check us out at @skimagonline. (We're also on Facebook, incidentally; won't you be our friend?) You wanna get primed for the season?
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