While some are cursing the snow storms across the West, others are celebrating. Ski season is on the way!
It’s time to get out and have some fun. Get your skis and boards tuned up, because very soon ski resorts in Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado and other areas will open for the 2019/2020 season.
Have you noticed whats been happening at Castle Mountain? Castle has received over 90 cms at midstation and more in the alpine. Cole Fawcett, Castle powder marketing guy, said, After the historic September snowfall, which dropped some 130 cm’s at Castle Mountain Resort, we’re still trying to dig out! And then it just continued to snow, how will I get any work done?!” Here is a photo of Cole following the snow plow to work.
Castle has listed their opening day for early December however I bet that’s going to change! Castle boasts Alberta most powder however doesn’t usually have this much snow this early! As usual, the Rocky Mountain ski resorts in Banff and Jasper will be opening early November, as will Whistler Blackcomb.
In Colorado, the powder pile-up was 5 inches and counting near Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Express, regularly North America’s first chairlift to turn. A-Basin had yet to make an announcement but “the next couple of days will be VERY, VERY, VERY good snowmaking weather,” CEO Alan Henceroth wrote on his blog on Thursday.
Snowmaking continued, too, at Colorado’s other mountains vying for opening-day bragging rights: Loveland and Keystone, which is aiming for an October opening for the first time in nearly 20 years thanks to new automated snow-guns.
Meanwhile, many resorts scheduled to open in November and December were getting a head start on trail coverage thanks to Mother Nature.
Of those reporting accumulation, Steamboat tallied the most in the morning with 7½ inches. Winter Park wasn’t far behind with 6 inches, which was also recorded at Aspen Mountain. Interstate 70 resorts were building on 3 inches.
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