Early Season Ski Review

With an original opening date of November 7th, Breckenridge Resort sadly missed that deadline. Breckenridge snowmakers have been hard at work making the goods for us to play in this weekend. Everyday a new section of the mountain is covered. Breck announced a new opening date of November 14th. So while winter 1396038194000-83284778enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting the opening of Breck, they have been indulging in Arapahoe Basin and Keystone Resort’s early ski season start.

Now open top to bottom, both A-Basin and Keystone have attracted all the locals and weekend warriors. Keystone currently has 50 acres of skiable terrain open. With both the River Run Gondola and Montezuma lift servicing the top of the mountain and providing access to Spring Dipper, River Run, and Endeavor there are enough runs to get those early season ski legs up and moving. A51, the terrain park at Keystone, is currently being worked on by park crew in an effort to produce the best park possible. 8deeda890cc6cd75e17cccb5427de76d_f86

Up until yesterday the Lenawee lift had been closed, but with A-Basin opening it, the mountain is now open top to bottom! With already a +20″ base, A-Basin is sure to have a strong season. Additionally, everyone’s favorite cruisers are covered with snow and ready to be skied!

While A-Basin and Keystone have been the places to be these past few weeks, with the latest snowfall that won’t last long. Reporting 8″ just yesterday and with more snow on the way, Breck is predicting another 12″ by this weekend. With the opening of Breck and snow on the way, much of the traffic should be diverted from Keystone and A-Basin, so grab your gear and get ready to shred!