These ski areas are ahead of the game.
In addition to parts of the West getting pounded with snow last week, these ski areas saw temperatures low enough to fire up the snow guns and officially say, “Winter has arrived.” Mark your calendars and scrape off that summer wax because opening days are coming sooner than expected and fall will be quickly stepping aside for winter…a transition I think we can all stand behind. Then there are those not-so-secret backcountry spots (we’re looking at you, Montana) that got up to 50 inches of snow. Here’s the quick and dirty list of areas who have guns ablazing.
Making Snow (as of September 25th)
Who: Arizona Snowbowl
Base Elevation: 9,200ft
Projected opening date: Nov.10, 2017
Who: Arapahoe Basin
Base Elevation: 10,780ft
Projected opening date: Oct. 20, 2017
Who: Loveland Basin
Base Elevation: 10,800ft
Projected opening date: Oct. 15, 2017
*Feature photo courtesy of the Arizona Snowbowl*