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  1. #1
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    What ski area will open first in north america?

    Not ski touring (CND rockies), not for staff/patrol only (silverton), but for paid ticket/pass holders?

    any guesses?

    I'm thinking someone in Co. ? Loveland? A-basin?


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    Wolf Creek

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    Mammoth is scheduled to open Nov. 8, and they usually do, if only on man made snow. Should the real stuff fall, they will open earlier.

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    A-basin is looking for an October opening. Looks likely.

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    Wolf Creek says they are gonna spin their beginner chair this weekend
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    Any guesses on loveland? Are they usually trying for early opening or more just wait (I have a loveland pass, mostly for reciprocal deals, but if I"m mnt biking in Fruita anyways


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Creek's website
    Wolf Creek Ski Area will be open for the season with weekends only, beginning Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th!

    Wolf Creek received 12 inches Monday, October 8th with another 8 inches today, October 10th. The settled midway base is 14 inches with 20 inches year-to-date this season.

    Nova Lift, Wolf Creek’s beginner double chairlift, will be operating from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with very early season conditions and obstacles. Nova and Susan’s runs will be open for skiing and snowboarding with lift tickets $29 for adults, seniors and children.

    Treasure Stoke and Bonanza lifts will also be operating with very early season conditions and obstacles. Lift tickets to access Treasure, Bonanza and Nova will be $50 for adults, $33 for seniors and $27 for children.
    That sure is neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    Any guesses on loveland? Are they usually trying for early opening or more just wait (I have a loveland pass, mostly for reciprocal deals, but if I"m mnt biking in Fruita anyways
    Loveland always opens as soon as they get enough snow to cover the beginner run off Lift 1. Usually they need about 1 solid week of snowmaking to get there.
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    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

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    Ski Beech.
    StokePimpin' ain't easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Ski Beech.
    I'll be happy if they're open Thanksgiving Saturday, and again if Oz gets open this season at all. Don't think they got it there all last season.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Killington?

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    Sunday river. Calling it

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    Abasin. Bud sent me pictures of the ridge over Breck, and that looks skiable with a hike.

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    Abasin or Loveland as has been said. As long as the temps stay favorable for snow making and we keep getting help with the natural snow, I can see them getting the WROD ready in the next couple weeks.

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    ^^^ Um, Wolf Creek is opening in 3 days. Unless A Basin or Loveland can pull off opening tomorrow or Friday, Wolf Creek wins. With natural snow, I might add. I've gotten some nice turns off Treasure in October in the past. I'm kind of tempted.

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    Should've read up more, didn't see the post already about Wolf Creek. Nice!

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    These threads are fun, but it should only count if they're able to STAY open. Throwing down a week on a WROD that melts and is closed again in two weeks shouldn't count. Really though, isn't Hood almost ALWAYS open??
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    These threads are fun, but it should only count if they're able to STAY open. Throwing down a week on a WROD that melts and is closed again in two weeks shouldn't count. Really though, isn't Hood almost ALWAYS open??
    When was the last time Wolf Creek opened and then couldn't stay open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy View Post
    ^^^ Um, Wolf Creek is opening in 3 days. Unless A Basin or Loveland can pull off opening tomorrow or Friday, Wolf Creek wins. With natural snow, I might add. I've gotten some nice turns off Treasure in October in the past. I'm kind of tempted.
    got over 2" of water so should of laid down nice. Will be touring tomorrow can give a report. As far as staying open right from the horses mouth. We will either have more snow or less snow but we are open.
    off your knees Louie

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    Wolf Creek.

    Then Abasin.

    Then Loveland.

    All within the next 14 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rip View Post
    Wolf Creek says they are gonna spin their beginner chair this weekend
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    not sure why people keep making guesses about their home mountain opening first in November. Wolf Creek is opening in the morning.

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    Uh, the one with the most snow?
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    Wolfy did indeed open this AM, and I may head there tomorrow for a couple hours. Another fourteen inches expected there shortly. WHEEEEEEEE!

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    Wot, no pics?
    Got this off website. Looks noice... Name:  Screenshot_20181013-152127_Chrome.jpg
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