got to love it! From todays Summit County Newspaper:
Twenty-one inches of snow fell in the past few days, said Beth Jahnigen, Copper Mountain communications coordinator.
Keystone will be next to open, on Friday, Nov. 8. Resort officials said the mountain has gotten about 16 inches of snow in the past two days.
Breckenridge, which opens Nov. 15, reported two feet of snow in the past few days.
Officials at Arapahoe Basin have set a tentative opening date of Nov. 27. The ski area recorded almost a foot of new snow Wednesday morning and another 9 inches by Thursday, with a total of 45 inches for the month.
At this time last year, A-Basin had received only 3 inches of snow, said marketing director Leigh Hierholzer.
" This is the most we've had - it's a record ," she said, adding the average snowfall for October is 19 inches. "Over the last 25 years, the closest that it's come to that record was back in '82-83, when we received 37 inches in October."
Hierholzer said employees are busy completing construction on A-Basin's new snowmaking system. It will be the first season with snowmaking - the resort received final approval for snowmaking earlier this year, after seven years of legal battle and protest. Officials hope to begin snowmaking operations within the next two weeks, she said.
"Everybody's pretty excited about all the snow," Hierholzer said.