Early storm, chilly temps generate some early ski industry buzz
SUMMIT COUNTY — After an early season storm pasted Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the traditional race to open may be over before it ever really started.
According to Colorado Ski Country USA, Wolf Creek picked up three feet of snow.
Arapahoe Basin turned on the snowmaking snowmaking system at 4 p.m. after a cold front dropped temps into the zone, COO and vice president Alan Henceroth said on his blog.
Follow A-Basin on Twitter to keep up with the snowmaking efforts.
Word on the street is that Loveland Ski Area is also making snow, but we haven’t seen the official announcement yet. Once the resort starts making snow, there will be photos and video posted at the Loveland website. You can also keep up with Loveland on Twitter.
Copper Mountain is also making snow, according to this blog post, and before you know it, racers from around the world will be training at the Summit County resort. Here’s link for Copper’s Twitter feed.
The big Pacific storm also dumped significant amounts of snow around the rest of the West, including Heavenly, Squaw Valley and Mammoth Mountain in California, so there will likely be news of more openings soon. Follow all the action on Twitter at the #racetoopen hashtag.
Here’s how the early season storm went down on Twitter.
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