Colorado Ski Resorts Starting to Open for the 2012/13 Season
Fall is here for most people and temperatures are undoubtedly starting to drop. Here in Colorado, temperatures vary greatly from town to town and day to day. In the mountains, the temperatures are ranging between 10-5o degrees Fahrenheit which is a welcome site for many of the local businesses in the mountain towns. It is also a great site for the resorts because it means with these colder temperatures at higher altitude, they are able to turn on the snow guns when the temperatures are below 32 degrees.
As of today, there are 4 ski resorts open in Colorado so far and they include Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, and Loveland. They all have a base of around 18 inches which is enough snow to ski and snowboard on without completing ruining your skis from rocks. On Friday the 3rd, I was able to test out the snow at Keystone and while there were only 3 runs open, it was sure nice to get back on the snow. While the snow isn’t all that great early season usually, it’s nice to be able to get your legs back into ski and snowboard shape. So when the resorts get a good dumping of snow, your legs will be ready and you will be able to get out on the mountain for a lot longer. Another benefit to early season skiing and snowboarding is that lodging prices are usually much more reasonable during early season. I usually check out the resorts websites as they often have special deals that include both lodging and lift tickets.
A good place to go for snow conditions in Colorado is http://www.onthesnow.com/colorado/skireport.html
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