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  • Loveland

    4 10.53%
  • Arapahoe Basin

    14 36.84%
  • Mammoth

    1 2.63%
  • Killington

    9 23.68%
  • Sunday River

    3 7.89%
  • Some random ski area I've barely heard of

    7 18.42%
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  1. #11
    I presume you're right, but their forecast does show ~ 3+ inches over the next week or so. Still, I get it as it's too early, but one can dream!


  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Blowing out the mice I'd suspect, it's going to get really warm in CO next week.
    They are blowing snow. Forecast actually shows below average temps with lows in the high 20's to low 30's, so an early opening is not completely out of the question.

    I don't think Loveland will open first. They have more acreage to cover than A-Basin.
    2017/2018 Days

    A-Basin - 10/13, 10/31, 11/05, 11/08, 11/11, 11/14, 11/17, 11/21
    Loveland - 11/18

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    2015/2016 Days - 57 (inc. 2 BC)
    2014/2015 Days - 58
    2013/2014 Days - 47 (inc. 6 BC)

    I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Blowing out the mice I'd suspect, it's going to get really warm in CO next week.
    Looks like CO is going to be under the blow torch again all season. CO skiers are being advised to seek long term rentals in Utah or the Sierras this year.

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    With the race again at killington my money is on them.

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  5. #15
    Don't say that I just booked a trip to Breck. I like this forecast a bit better than NOAA. This is from a UK site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    With the race again at killington my money is on them.

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    That has nothing to do with the early season terrain on Killington Peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machski View Post
    That has nothing to do with the early season terrain on Killington Peak.

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    Maybe maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLSKIING View Post
    Maybe maybe not.

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    Based on what I saw last season, nothing. I did not see them making snow on more terrain in North Ridge any faster than they usually do. Superstar was lit top to bottom, but public can't touch that til after the Cup. So no, the cup makes no difference on their opening.

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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    Blowing out the mice I'd suspect, it's going to get really warm in CO next week.
    Warm next week in the 70's but that is along the 25 from Ft Collins down to Pueblo and east. West into the mountains in the 50's during the day or lowered and cold sub 32 at night. They got this!

    There at two very distinct climate areas in Colorado. Eastern below 7000 ft and lower then Mountain 8000ft to 14,000. Blow torch on Ft Collins or Denver means nothing. Blow torch in Keystone well then skiing is in trouble.

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  10. #20
    Methinks Sunday River will have some snowmakers and a video crew on standby Friday and Saturday nights as it may get cold enough for some snowmaking. Long-range this forecast sucks for any chance of cold weather in the northeast. No early or mid October opening this year it looks like.

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    That's the NOAA temp outlook for October 5-11. 70%+ chance of above average temps.
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