Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Early Season Skiing and Snowboarding

While we bask in record breaking warmth here at the base of the Rockies, most everyone I know is looking forward to cooler temps, snow and the upcoming ski and snowboard season.

I for one look forward to October turns and I am counting the days to see whether Loveland Ski Area, or Arapahoe Basin opens first this season in Colorado. Here are a few early season start and preparation updates for coming 2010.11 ski and snowboard season.

Loveland Ski Area in Colorado, has started snowmaking operations in the last week and there have been reports of early snows at the top of the pass and area. An October opening is pretty much a given.

This coming weekend sees Timberline Ski Area in Oregon reopening for weekends starting this Friday, Oct. 1. The plan is to operate the Magic Mile and Palmer chairs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October.

Recently we were in Sunday River, Maine for a trade show and they look for any window to make snow and get open in October as well if possible. If you are heading in this direction make sure to check out the great deals available at The Bethel Inn and enjoy classic New England charm and comfort at  a great value.