Arapahoe Basin in Colorado wins the first to open for the 2016.17 winter season as the turned on the lifts today. Their rivals from just over the pass tweeted a congratulations as Loveland Ski Area prepares to start the season next week. Mountain Sports Club members will enjoy a $45 early season lift ticket once they open.
The recent snows and cold weather in Colorado provided the window and conditions for a mix of natural snowfall and cold temperatures for snow making enabling Arapahoe Basin to start the 2016.17 winter season. Look for many more resorts to announce opening days. Keystone Resort has announced a Friday November 4th opening.