For skiers– there’s nothing better than the sound of snow guns in the morning. Well… that is except for avalanche bombs.
In the spirit of a winter inching closer and closer, Colorado’s Loveland and Arapahoe Basin ski areas have already started blowing snow on their slopes in what is referred to annually as #TheRaceToOpen.
As of this morning the two continued to test out their snowmaking systems. Arapahoe Basin was able to make snow for a total of 12 hours in what they’ve described as, “wildly successful in terms of both weather and output.”
“Mother Nature dropped the temps and said, “Go!” A-Basin’s snowmakers kicked off the snowmaking season just after 8:00 p.m.Sunday and made snow for over 12 hours.”
The employees routinely start blowing on cold nights starting in the end of September in order to make sure their snowmaking equipment is primed and ready for a knock out, drag out fight to claim the title: “First Ski Area To Open In Colorado.”