Colorado skiers are in for an early season treat. After an early start to winter in Colorado’s high country, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has announced it plans to open this Friday, October 13 th. The mountain will kick off the ’17-’18 ski season by opening the Black Mountain Express Lift and the High Noon Trail at 9 A.M. for a crowd of eager skiers.
A blessing of early season snowfall combined with temperatures perfect for snowmaking allowed the ski area to open first in North America.
Inge Perkins and Hayden Kennedy, from Perkins' Instagram account. According to Montana Avalanche, an avalanche claimed the life of a skier in in the Madison Range on Saturday. The slide fully buried one and partially buried another on the North Couloir of Imp Peak. The skiers were approaching their line when the avalanche triggered from above. Gallatin County SAR responded to the scene. Out of respect for the families, the names of the skiers have not been released yet. We will update with
SILVERTON, Colo. — Rocky Mountain first-chair bragging rights were claimed Sunday when the folks at Silverton Mountain fired up the old double seater to allow their team of pow-hungry patrollers a shot at the upper mountain's freshly accumulated snow. In a press release sent to TGR Monday, Silverton co-owner Jenn Brill heralded the first (powder) shots fired of the 2017/18 winter season with some “very eager” mountain operations personnel firing up their iconic chairlift to harvest the
This post originally appeared on Powderchasers.com. 23 inches has fallen at Timberline Lodge in Oregon in the past few days! It's snowing in the Cascades currently and today is opening day for Arapahoe Basin In Colorado. The extended forecast while warm early next week looks cold and deep in the 7 day period. There is a lot going on for mid-October! The Pacific Northwest has seen significant snowfall in most of the Oregon Cascades where less has fallen further north in Washington. A