September 1, 2011
Sure, they might be blowing rain at the moment, but in a month Colorado's Loveland Ski Area will go from making double rainbows to creating a slick, white ribbon of death to kick off the 2011-12 season. Located 53 miles west of Denver at above 10,000 feet, Loveland is typically one of the first ski areas in the country to open with a strip of snow for skiers to slide on. Arapahoe Basin, located just over Loveland Pass, also opens earlier than most other ski resorts with one or two runs. A-Basin had a long 2010-11 season and closed just eight weeks ago on July 4. If these ski areas open in October, that makes for near year-round resort skiing. Here's to another mind-blowing winter.
The "double rainbow" video of skiing. The quality!:
A triple chairlift all the way. What does it mean?: