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Colorado's 2010/2011 ski and snowboard season officially opens

Welcome to the 2010 ski and snowboard season in Colorado! Opening just days after the first resort to open* in North America, Loveland Ski Area has claimed the “first to open” title here in Colorado: Sunday, October 24, 2010. Following a day behind is, of course, Arapahoe Basin on Monday, October 25, 2010.

Loveland and A-Basin are fierce rivals in this yearly ritual, despite being considerably smaller than neighboring ski areas on the I-70 corridor or in bordering states. Other occasional entrants include Maine’s Sunday River — often the first East Coast area to open. Read More

Most locals are not surprised with Loveland opening first. Since 1999, it has opened first nine times versus A-Basin’s two (they tied in 2008).

Colorado ski and snowboard resort opening days

This year is looking fairly average with white stuff only appearing just weeks ago. That said, we have a bunch of opening dates here for you to help plan your season start:

  • Arapahoe Basin – October 25, 2010
  • Aspen Highlands – December 11
  • Aspen Mountain – November 25
  • Beaver Creek – November 24
  • Breckenridge – November 12
  • Buttermilk – December 11
  • Copper – November 5
  • Crested Butte – November 24
  • Echo Mountain – December 1
  • Eldora – November TBD
  • Howelsen – December TBD
  • Keystone – November 5
  • Loveland – October 24, 2010
  • Monarch – November 24
  • Powderhorn – December 16
  • Purgatory – November 25
  • Ski Cooper – December 17
  • Snowmass – November 25
  • SolVista – December 15
  • Steamboat – November 24
  • Sunlight – December 3
  • Telluride – November 25
  • Vail – November 19
  • Winter Park – November 17
  • Wolf Creek – November 5

Learn more at Colorado Ski Country and Vail Resorts.