Colorado Ski Season Has Record Early Opening

The Colorado ski season begins early with opening of Wolf Creek By: Janeen Christoff
Wolf Creek is the first Colorado ski resort to open this winter // © 2011 Doug Chapin
Wolf Creek is the first Colorado ski resort to open this winter // © 2011 Doug Chapin

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Colorado Ski Country USA officially began turning chairs on Oct. 8, with the opening of Wolf Creek. Early snowstorms in Colorado dusted the state with plenty of snow for this unprecedented move by Wolf Creek, whose previous record opening was Oct. 26, 2007. The resort received 36 inches of new snow -- plenty to whet the appetites of skiers and snowboarders for the upcoming year.

Last season in Colorado, skiers and riders were able to hit the slopes for 10 months. This year’s early opening promises another great season ahead.

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