Colorado Ski Season Could Have "Latest start in the last five years."

Colorado Ski Season Could Have "Latest start in the last five years."

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Colorado Ski Season Could Have "Latest start in the last five years."

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^Snow guns firing at Keystone Resort on 10/9/22

Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone, and Copper have all started their snowmaking efforts over the last week as temps crept below freezing.

The sight and sound of snow guns pumping has sent the ski industry into a frenzy of excitement for opening day, but The Pinpoint Weather Team from Fox 31 is warning that this season could have one of the latest starts in years.

Temps are expected to remain warm and dry in the Colorado Rockies until the last week of October. That’s not ideal for ski areas like Arapahoe Basin and Keystone who try to open in mid-October thanks to snowmaking.

Take a look at the extended forecasts for Loveland Pass and Breckenridge according to The National Weather Service:

Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado was the first resort to open last season thanks to a healthy early-season dump of snow. They opened on October 16th. Arapahoe Basin opened the following day.

Overnight lows are expected to drop slightly below freezing each night of the next week at Arapahoe Basin, but will that be enough for snowmakers?

We’ll have to just wait and see.

Wolf Creek Ski Area near Pagosa ...

^Wolf Creek Ski Area was covered in snow this time last year.

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Featured Image: FACEBOOK/Keystone Resort

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