Each year, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin race to be the first resort open in the country. The Colorado resorts are neck and neck, though. Here are some photos and updates on their progress. Have you placed your bet?
Yesterday, Sugarloaf opened Brackett Basin, the first phase of their sidecountry expansion onto neighboring Burnt Mountain. Ten inches of new snow gave them enough coverage to open the upper glades. Here's what it looks like.