Dedicated Jackson skiers had only one criticism of the new Bridger Gondola: "What took them so long?" Jackson virtually defines the term Challenge. As one reader put it, "No mountain has ever kicked my butt like Jackson."
Loveland Ski Area in Colorado officially kicks-off the nation's 2002-03 ski and snowboard season Thurs., Oct. 17. The combination of snowmaking, over 12 inches of natural snow and winter temperatures helped Loveland become the first ski area in North America to open for the season.