This year, Arapahoe Basin whens the first-to-open prize for the ski season. Arapahoe Basin ski area opening day for the 2011-2012 ski season was Thursday, October 13, 2011. The ski area was only closed 100 days since last season ended on July 4, 2011.
And, following a week of round the clock snowmaking, Loveland opened a day later on Friday, October 14th. Catwalk, Mambo, and Homerun opened with an 18 inch base and tree-to-tree coverage to make a nearly 1000 vertical foot run at a length of almost a mile.
And with the pulse of winter storms moving across the state, two more Colorado ski resorts are set to start the season. Keystone and Copper Mountain open their seasons tomorrow. Beginning on Saturday, Wolf Creek will be running lifts seven days a week. The 2011-2012 ski season is definitely here!