coskigirl

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Woah, that's an awfully quick turnaround, they haven't even started making snow at LL and no natural snow predicted until late this week.

I'm going with Abasin on October 17. I'll be in the UK which is typical for opening week.
 

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Be there. Aloha.
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Mike Rogers

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Today, I woke up to this.

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Not bad for the city of Calgary.


There is a fair bit of snow above 24/2500 meters in Kananaskis and Lake Louise. Unfortunately, the resorts haven't started making snow so I doubt they will open early.

But Nakiska is aiming for November 3 and Sunshine and Louise should be November 9. With lots of cold in the forecast, I am hoping for a fuller opening.
 

RJS

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With Arapahoe Basin and Loveland each forecast to get 13" of snow in the next 10 days, I wonder if they are considering pushing up their opening dates? Starting this weekend, they are going to have at least a week of temperatures below or just above freezing. At this moment, I wish that I lived in Colorado. We are still quite a ways away from snow over here on the East Coast :(, although the leaves changing color is perhaps the most beautiful time of year in New England :D. I am hoping to get a couple more hikes in.
 

Don in Morrison

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I drove by Loveland yesterday on my way to Eagle. It looked like they had some snowmaking equipment staged on the hill but there wasn't a snowflake to be seen anywhere. It was raining in the afternoon the second time I passed there on my way home.
 

jmeb

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I wonder if they are considering pushing up their opening dates?
Neither area sets an "opening date" until they announce their opening date. Both are simply "as early as possible". ABasin typically a week or so before Loveland. Not because they have better weather (which is near identical) but because Abasin needs to cover a bunch less ground than Loveland. And in my experience Abasin is more OK with a few shrubs / rocks poking through.

Loveland also splits their resources making their public WROD and a private WROD for race teams.

My guess is Abasin in the 19th. Loveland on the 26th. Next friday could be possible... but they may worry about potential for melt in last few weeks of Oct. Once that forecast gets a bit firmed up, we will likely see an announcement by the end of next week.
 

coskigirl

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With Arapahoe Basin and Loveland each forecast to get 13" of snow in the next 10 days, I wonder if they are considering pushing up their opening dates? Starting this weekend, they are going to have at least a week of temperatures below or just above freezing.
Last year on October 2 they reported 14" in 48 hours with 3" more in the next 24 hours. They still didn't open until October 20. I don't think they are currently predicting anything about when they'll be able to open.

https://skiloveland.com/snowmaking-operations/
 

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The dark, dark horse from the east...is Killington getting the guns out yet?
 
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The dark, dark horse from the east...is Killington getting the guns out yet?
Still too warm - Killington forecast is to not go below 40 degrees at the base at all for about the next 2 weeks, with highs in the 50's and 60's (and a 71 on the 10th!).
 

Andy Mink

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There is moisture from the sky in Reno! Clear, but still moisture! Look out Colorado, here we come!
 

RuleMiHa

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The dark, dark horse from the east...is Killington getting the guns out yet?
Of course not because unlike last year where I had two quick trips west scheduled for the fall, this year I am stuck on the east coast. Therefore, Abasin will open on the 18th of October and Killington will likely stay dry 'till mid December. Just to thwart me, because Murphy(of Law fame) hates me.

P.S. Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean someone isn't out to get me.
 

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The dark, dark horse from the east...is Killington getting the guns out yet?
I wish :)! I'm going to try and save the Killington days on my Ikon Base until the Spring, so I'm hoping that Loon and Stratton aren't too far behind Killington when it finally comes time to make snow. Although neither is on the Ikon Pass, last year Mount Snow and Okemo I thought did a particularly good job getting terrain open early.
 

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