According to a post on Arapahoe Basin’s blog, snowmaking has officially started for the 2018-2019 season. The report mentions that cold temperatures over the night of September 20 made it possible to put a little bit of snow on the slopes. While the slopes are far from being skiable, this night seems like it was a great test run, as snowmaking machines are quite complicated and can have issues after months of not being used. The goal is to be completely ready to start pumping out snow on a larger scale when prolonged temperatures in the teens start rolling around.
A post on Instagram also showed that the Loveland Ski Area snowmakers were fired up. A countdown on their official website seems hopeful that their machines will be fully operational by the end of the month.
While the official opening date for Colorado’s ski resorts tends to vary from year to year, multiple resorts generally open their doors before the end of October.
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