Colorado Ski Area Opening This Weekend

Colorado Ski Area Opening This Weekend
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Colorado Ski Area Opening This Weekend

Following speculation that some of Colorado's highest ski areas might open this weekend as heavy snowfall hits the famous ski state, Wolf Creek has announced it will be opening weekends from Saturday 13th October.

The resort, which has had 60cm of snowfall so far, says it will have three lifts operating from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays through October up to its previously planned opening date of 2nd November.

Snowmaking has been underway, on and off, since late September at a number of resorts including Arapahoe Basin, one of the world's highest resorts, and Copper Mountain (scheduled to open in early November) and Loveland have also been making snow.

Loveland (pictured above yesterday) says that it expects up to 60cm of snow to fall by the end of Sunday, although it has not said it plans to open.
A spokesman for Arapahoe Basin commented, "It's quite the snow globe at The Legend today! The snowmaking guns have been going strong all day, and Mother Nature's sending the fluffy stuff. Still no opening date. When we know, you'll know."

Heavy snow is being reported/forecast across western North America with many areas in Utah reporting at least 30cm accumulations too, some receiving as much as 65cm.

Last winter, one of the warmest and driest on record in Colorado, Arapahoe Basin was the only area to open in November.

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Edited 1 time. Last update at 11-Oct-2018
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Wolf Creek has confirmed weekend opening from this weekend!

After a 20 inch storm #wolfcreekskiarea will be open for the season with weekends only, beginning Saturday, Oct. 13th & Sunday, Oct. 14th. Wolf Creek will have 3 lifts operating from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Wolf Creek wrote:Wolf Creek Ski Area will be open for the season with weekends only, beginning Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th!

Wolf Creek received 10 inches in the last 24 hours and 27 inches in 72 hours. The all-natural settled base is 21 inches at the midway with 27 inches year-to-date this season.

Treasure Stoke, Bonanza and Nova lifts will also be operating with very early season conditions and obstacles. Lift tickets to access Treasure, Bonanza and Nova will be $50 for adults, $33 for seniors and $27 for children.

The Wolf Creek Lodge will be open with a limited lunch menu. Pathfinder Bar will also be open.

The Admin Man
Edited 1 time. Last update at 12-Oct-2018

Topic last updated on 12-October-2018 at 07:20

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