The first signs of winter are in the air. The days are getting shorter, the evenings are getting cooler, and as of last night, resorts are officially blowing snow. Yes, you heard us correctly, not only did Jackson Hole and other high-altitude peaks receive an August snow, but last night, September 20th, 2018, Arapahoe Basin, Colorado officially began snowmaking operations.
Last night’s start to the 2018/19 snowmaking season marks the earliest start of snowmaking operations at Arapahoe Basin in ten years. The resort, located 96 miles west of Denver and just over Loveland Pass, consistently boasts one of the longest winter seasons in North America. Last season, Arapahoe Basin kicked off the season on October 13th and ran straight through June 3rd for a whopping 233-day long season. It won’t be long before the chairs start to spin, and we look forward to seeing you in the mountains soon.