Blog | Ski Industry News

Colorado Is Getting Nuked. Early.

by Greg Colquitt | October 24, 2019

Yes, it’s still October.

October has been busy for the state of Colorado. Arapahoe Basin and Keystone opened earlier this month and Keystone just announced they will be opening two runs on North Peak (pictured at the bottom of the page) on Friday. Also on Friday, just on the other side of the Continental Divide, beloved Loveland is opening its doors to business. As this picture shows, the snow has been in full force across the whole state of Colorado. Can we get a hip hip hooray for Colorado?

Resort Trails Open Lifts Open Base Depth
Arapahoe Basin 2 of 107 1 of 9 18″
Keystone 2 of 128 3 of 20 18″

What to expect early season

Let’s face it–most of these mountains’ terrain is closed. A-Basin has one chair turning and Keystone has three. However, just because this is no February storm cycle doesn’t mean you can’t get fresh powder turns. Sure, you could risk it all for a run through the trees (probably would include a snip of your pass), but good luck dodging the downed trees you can’t even see. You’re better off getting to the resort early and grabbing first chair so you can snag fresh turns before everyone else tracks them out. Then it’s probably time for a beer in the parking lot. But let’s be honest, with all the snow Colorado has been getting (and more on the way), it’s only a matter of time before more terrain and more resorts start opening up. I know it’s hard to be patient, but good things are coming. Start getting stoked. You can start here. 

Keystone Resort, CO | Photo Credit: sboice (iStock)

Get your early season lift tickets here!

 

Build Your Own Ski Vacation Quote

More from the Blog

Ski Area Etiquette – How to Avoid Doing the Don’ts

Let's face it, we're all going to be tourists at one point or another, it's just part of life. But if you want to avoid the dreaded Jerry designation, you're in luck, we've got you covered with a couple tips that will not only reduce the chance of teenagers...

Best Resorts for a Quick Ski Weekend

So many choices, so little time  We’re well in the swing of things so far, and the snow is falling evenly across the West (thank goodness!). It’s the perfect time of year to plan a quick trip somewhere, and to help you out, we’ve decided to spotlight a few of our...