Though it failed to beat out A-Basin this year, Loveland Ski Area did manage to nab the number two spot on Tuesday when it became the second Colorado ski resort to open for the season. “We know there are a lot of really anxious skiers and riders ready to get this season started,” said the ski area's spokesman, John Sellers. “Our snow quality is great and our team has been working really hard to open with these conditions.” A-Basin managed to open one intermediate run last Wednesday and is hoping to open more with the help of vigorous snowmaking. "Starting (Thursday night), all of the snowmaking energy will be focused on Ramrod and the base area," Arapahoe Basin executive Alan Henceroth posted on his blog last week. "Our next major goal is to have two trails accessible from Black Mountain Express." Other Colorado ski areas have planned opening days in Novemeber and December.
Via Denver Post