After a rather slow start to the season compared to its usual early openings, five Colorado ski areas will be open from this Friday 13th October onwards.
Loveland is the latest area in the state to open, later today, following big snowfalls there at the start of the week.
It joins Arapahoe Basin which opened on Monday, Keystone from last Friday and Wolf Creek which has been open since last month and reported another two feet of snow this week, opening three more lifts as a result.
Breckenridge opens on Friday, issuing a statement with the details:
"Following a foot of new snow and more in the forecast this weekend, we're doing our snow dances as we prepare to welcome you back to Breck this Friday for Opening Day! We'll have approximately 90 acres of terrain open on Peak 8, accessed by the Colorado SuperChair, 5-Chair and Rip's Ride. With limited early season terrain, we expect space to fill up quickly for opening week but as we begin to expand terrain we'll be able to accommodate more guests."
The new openings as well as ski areas opening in the Midwest and up in Canada means at least a dozen areas will be open in North America from Friday, all with strict measures in place to battle COVID.