The Denver Post reports that Loveland ski area opened today and Arapahoe Basin ski area will open on Friday.
Loveland is the first ski area in North America to open its season, with $44 lift tickets. Loveland trail crews were able to begin snowmaking operations on Sept. 21.
As usual on opening day, Loveland opened Chair 1 with 1,000 vertical feet of terrain on Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun.
Friday will mark the earliest opening in Arapahoe Basin's 64-year history.