A chilly fall and early season snow have helped two of our local resorts open earlier than normal this year. An annual friendly rivalry between Loveland and Arapahoe Basin commences each October where the two compete in the "Race to Open". Loveland won the battle this year on October 7th and was the first resort in North America to open for the season with an 18 inch base and 1,000 vertical feet of skiing via Chair 1. Arapahoe Basin followed two days later on October 9th. They too opened with an 18 inch base and skiing on the High Noon run. The resorts continue to open more terrain daily and officially helped to kick off winter in the Colorado Rockies. The ski season momentum continues with chilly fall days, snow storms and optimal snowmaking conditions in the high country. Keystone and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts are set to open November 6, followed by Breckenridge Ski Resort on November 12. We can't wait for an epic year on the slopes.