From Al’s Blog: It is official. Opening Day will be Sunday, October 13, 2013. All the new snow and great snowmaking conditions will make for some very fun skiing and riding. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.
Snowmaking season has officially begun in Colorado. As mentioned, Loveland started blowing snow the evening of September 27, 2013 and shared some pictures. Arapahoe Basin did the same and Al’s Blog has some great photos showing the early days of winter. Oh hai #snow, nice to see you this early! pic.twitter.com/vy9DNMZt30 — Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) […]
As you saw just a few weeks ago, Arapahoe Basin had started prepping their snow guns. As of last night, though, Loveland has actually put theirs into action and started making snow. Let the Race to Open begin! We turned the snow guns on! @lovelandskiarea started snowmaking for the 13/14 season. #racetoopen #colorado #snow pic.twitter.com/Dmq6fIBksL […]
We’ve already started seeing snow flakes falling all over the high peaks in Colorado! Winter is coming…
New this season, Durango Mountain Resort will add more snowmaking equipment to the front side of the mountain. By adding more equipment to the front side of the mountain, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will improve its ability to provide top-to-bottom skiing from the Purgatory Village Express, the six-person high-speed chairlift. They’ll be adding 16 […]
Here’s an attractive photo of snowmaking fan guns “ready to go” and prepped for testing in the coming weeks. Arapahoe Basin’s COO, Al Wenceroth, has posted the photo to his excellent blog noting “We will fire up the system as soon as conditions are favorable usually sometime between mid-September and early October. There is is […]
Kudos to our local “powder afficionado”, Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, who was profiled in OutsideOnline.com by Michael Behar: Gratz is what weather buffs like me call a microscale forecaster, which means he focuses on a particular kind of weather event (in his case, snowfall) for an audience that is particularly interested (skiers and snowboarders). He […]
…rain and snow in April and May helped delay the onset of the spring wildfire season.