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In case you have not surprise, though it will be interesting to see if they can really open next Wednesday:

Warm, Dry Weather Scuttles Vail's Scheduled Opening Day

Vail, CO - Vail Mountain resort officials announced today that they are moving the popular Colorado ski and snowboard resort's 2007-08 season opening day from tomorrow to next Wednesday, Nov. 21. Snowmaking crews have been making snow on Born Free trail since Nov. 1, but early November snowmaking temperatures have been marginal and natural snowfall light across the central Rockies. Last evening a cold front dropped into the region producing the first significantly cold temperatures for snowmaking.

"We are very confident that with the big drop in temperatures, and indications of a strong shift in the weather pattern that we will open with a very good snow surface next week,” said Bill Jensen, chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. β€œIt appears that the first major winter storm of the season is headed our way next week as well, which is very good news for our Thanksgiving holiday guests who may even experience a powder day.”

Snowmaking operations continue at the ski resort and will accelerate as colder temperatures prevail, officials indicate. Weather forecasters also indicate that a major change is in store for the Central Rockies in the next several days, potentially including a traditional Thanksgiving snowstorm.

The town of Vail will now implement paid parking to coincide with the mountain opening. Paid parking will begin at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21.