Colorado Resorts opening for business
Sun 14 November 10
Recent cold weather and snow in the capital city was a tell-tale sign of the large amounts of snow that has fallen at Colorado Resorts all throughout the second week of November
Recent cold weather and snow in the capital city was a tell-tale sign of the large amounts of snow that has fallen at Colorado Resorts all throughout the second week of November. As the storms engulf the mountains, they have imposed a sense that ski-season is now beginning in earnest.
Wolf Creek, although the third resort to open for the season, received a whopping 22 inches since Monday, as layers upon layers have given the southernmost Colorado resort plenty to offer skiers and riders during the early season.
Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, with their annual “first to open” race done and dusted, have enjoyed consistent snow in large part to their prime positions on the Continental Divide. This week’s snow dumps gave them a respective eight and nine-and-a-half inches, adding to their already substantial bases from previous snowfalls.
Copper Mountain’s timing in opening a week ago seemed almost too good to be true, as a hefty nine inches fell in just the last 72 hours. The accumulated snowfall will allow Copper to open its Green Acres Learning Area tomorrow.
Winter Park, the next CSCUSA resort scheduled to open, on Wednesday, November 17, was given a heavy dosage of snow with nine inches falling in the past 48 hours.
Many resorts are scheduled to open just in time for Thanksgiving, and benefited from the week’s great snowfall, including Aspen Mountain – six inches (opens November 25), Crested Butte – seven inches (opens November 24), Monarch – six inches (opens November 24), Purgatory – five inches (opens November 25), Snowmass – six inches (opens November 25), and Steamboat – 15 inches (opens November 24).
Other November opening dates include Eldora (opens November 19), Silverton (opens with unguided tours in late November), Ski Cooper (opens November 25), and Telluride (opens November 25).
Heavy snow weeks such as the one Colorado just experienced have energized the resort staffs, and with their opening dates falling so close to the recent storm, excitement has reached peak levels.
For more information visit www.ColoradoSki.com
Sun 14 November 10, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb is thrilled to announce that Whistler Mountain will open six days early, on Friday, November 19. Blackcomb Mountain will open on Thursday, November 25
Mon 15 November 10, Dachstein Glacier, Austria
German rider, Elias Elhardt won the mens and Finnish lady Enni Rukajärvi won the womens in the 4Star Horsefeathers Pleasure Jam held on the Dachstein glacier in Austria.
Wed 17 November 10, Copper Mountain, USA
In the past 3 days Copper has received 28 inches of fresh powder. In addition, Patrol has been busy blasting terrain to get it open to the public
Wed 17 November 10, Davos, Switzerland
This year we're changing the Slopestyle radically into a 2-hit course following feedback from the riders for less but more challenging features, and a mix of day and night riding will bring variation and challenges for the riders.
Fri 19 November 10, Laax, Switzerland
Top riders are nailing down plans to gather in LAAX for the 12th annual Burton European Open (BEO), the second event of this season’s Burton Global Open Series (BGOS) and a 6 Star TTR event