The Snow Report: Colorado’s Not the Only Place for Early Turns This Season

Sure, Colorado's resorts opened first. But they didn't get the most snow.

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Usually, there’s no contest: Colorado’s ski resorts win the race to open every year. And true to tradition, the usual suspects—Wolf Creek, Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, and Loveland—started spinning their lifts in late October and were the first to usher in the new ski season. But this season, there were other horses in the race thanks to a freak storm that dumped multiple feet—feet—of snow in California. Welcome to the party Mammoth, Palisades Tahoe, and Boreal. And if we’re judging this year’s “who opened first” contest based on snow totals, well then, move aside, Colorado—California’s got you beat.

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About Halley O’Brien

Emmy Award-winner Halley O’Brien is the ski industry’s favorite storyteller and content creator, known for her smart humor and contagious excitement when it comes to all things winter. You’ll usually find her on a mountain, in front or behind a camera, or on a plane en route to somewhere snowy, probably whilst enjoying a craft libation. Get to know Halley better at: