A-Basin Kicks Off 2013-14 Ski Season; Loveland To Open Thursday
The 2013-14 ski season officially kicked off Sunday with Arapahoe Basin becoming the first ski resort in North America to open to the public, according to Colorado Ski Country USA, and on Monday Loveland Ski Area announced it will open Thursday.
“The race to host Opening Day is one of the highlights of the ski season, a title often held by Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin or Loveland [Ski Area],” CSCUSA officials said in a press release. “Both resorts are perched atop the Continental Divide, giving them higher elevations, earlier frosts and colder temperatures. This also allows them to stay open long into the spring, giving Colorado one of the longest ski seasons in the country.”
A-Basin also won the race last year, opening on Oct. 17 and followed by Loveland on Oct. 23. Both resorts are ahead of that pace this season.
“Our snowmaking crew has done a tremendous job getting the mountain ready for opening day,” said Rob Goodell, Loveland’s director of business operations. “The snow guns are still firing and there is more snow in the forecast, so the first turns of the season are going to be exceptional.”
Loveland’s Chair 1 will crank up at 9 a.m. on Thursday and will provide access to one top-to-bottom run, comprised of sections of ... Read More at RealVail.com.
Photos: (Top) Colorado is OPEN for the season. Camera Photography LLC Photo
Opening day was a great day to hit the rails at Arapahoe Basin. Camera Photography LLC Photo
All smiles on opening dat at The Legend! Camera Photography LLC Photo
Loveland opens Thursday following a bountiful blessing from Mother Nature. Loveland Ski Area Photo.