Loveland Basin in Colorado is approximately 50 days from beginning snowmaking operations for the 12-13 season. Super excited about the upcoming season. Lets hear what some of you have on the agenda for winter. Big trips, landing new tricks, stepping up to bigger terrain, learning a different mode? For me...new gear in my future Base layers are shot, socks have seen much better days and blew the zipper on my jacket in a fall in the Berthoud Pass backcountry.