- Arapahoe Basin to open ‘Ramrod’, Loveland to open ‘Spillway’
- Between 2-7″ of natural snowfall in the last 48 hours on Loveland Pass
Snowmaking was pretty choice at The Legend overnight, according to Arapahoe Basin COO Alan Henceroth. That progress will allow the beloved ski hill to open a crucial main vein and up the volume of slip-sliders it can accommodate. Henceroth also opened up on his blog a bit about their strategy from here on out.
“We just had a awesome night of snowmaking. We received 4″ of natural snow and the wet bulb temperature got down to 14F, absolutely ideal snowmaking conditions. Ramrod will open Thursday. The next push is to get Lenawee Mountain Lift open. The snowmakers already have a big jump on Lenawee Traverse, the path from Black Mountain Lodge to the bottom of Lenawee Lift.”
Ramrod offers a much wider avenue than its neighbor High Noon and skiers and riders should feel much less anxious about running into other skiers and riders while dialing in their first turns of the season.
And there’s more good news from A-Basin’s cross-divide neighbor Loveland. Summit Daily reports that “Spillway” will be the ski area’s first intermediate run to open for the season, though Loveland’s Trail & Lift report had yet to reflect that opening at time of this writing.
From the Summit Daily report:
“At Loveland, the opening of Spillway brings the ski area’s total number of open runs to four, joining the adjacent beginner runs “Catwalk,” “Mambo” and “Home Run,” also accessed via Chet’s Dream. With the initial opening of those three runs on Saturday, Oct. 20, Loveland opened terrain spanning over a mile in length and containing nearly 1,000 vertical feet.”