Vail Latest Resort to Open Early For the Season
Started by J2SkiNews in Ski News 13-Nov-2018
J2SkiNews posted Nov-2018
Vail has announced it will be opening for winter 2018-19 three days earlier than planned, tomorrow, Wednesday 14th November.
In a statement Vail said they were opening early because the resort had already received four feet (120cm) of snowfall and that it's snowmaking efforts had also left slopes in good shape.
Beaver Creek will also open early on Saturday 17th November, and the group says it's the first time in a decade that the two have both opened early for the season.
The news follows the early-opening last week of two more ski centres owned by Vail Resorts, Breckenridge and Keystone. Their newly acquired fifth Colorado resort, Crested Butte, is scheduled to open on November 22nd.
Colorado as a whole seems to be off to a great start to winter 18-19 and the state will be hoping for a bounce back from the poor snow conditions last season which some reports claimed were the worst for 30 years. It is already looking much better with the resorts opening early rather than delaying scheduled opening dates as was the case this time last year.