Rejoice! Ski season has arrived in Colorado, plus North-Western U.S. resorts received more snow
Arapahoe Basin to open in two days: Friday, October 21
Thanks to cold temperatures, some early-season snow and nearly two weeks of snow-making, Arapahoe Basin is opening this Friday! Last night, A-Basin received about five inches of snow at mid-mountain and the snow-making system is cranking at full capacity. Opening-day conditions should be stellar!
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More Colorado resorts receive overnight snow, Breck + Keystone begin snowmaking
According to the Colorado Report on OpenSnow.com, “Tuesday night’s storm dropped 2-5 inches on the northern mountains with 1-2 inches in parts of the central mountains. Temperatures will be cooler on Wednesday and Thursday…” all of which has prompted Breckenridge and Keystone to turn on the snow guns!
OpenSnow forecaster Joel Gratz is calling for another storm to hit Colorado next Tuesday and he’s expecting another 5-6″ for the Centennial state.
Wyoming and Montana receive more early-season snow in past 72 hours
The early-season snowfall in the Tetons has been one for the books and is setting up Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee for awesome opening-day conditions. Jackson Hole received about a foot of snow over the weekend and another five inches of snow overnight. Grand Targhee was blessed with an incredible 14 inches. To date, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has seen about 39 inches fall and Grand Targhee has already received 44 inches. Grand Targhee is opening on Nov. 18 and Jackson Hole is set to start spinning the bullwheel on Nov. 26.
Big Sky Resort, Montana
In the past 72 hours, snow clouds also unleashed over Big Sky Resort, dropping up to four inches.
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