The race to be the first-to-open ski resort in North America is always competitive. Arapahoe Basin has gotten a head start on this race thanks to some cold temperatures early this morning. The video below is truly a sight for sore eyes.
An opening doesn’t seem imminent though. Here was Alan Henceroth, who’s the COO of A-Basin, explanation for the snowmaking this morning.
“About 3 AM this morning the snowmaking team fired up the system. The wet bulb temperature dropped down to 25 F. The primary objective of the session was testing. The temps were a bit colder than we expected. The system components worked well. Over the next week or two, we will do this a few more times. At some point, the temps will drop even further, stay colder longer and the snow will start to pile up. You know what happens after that.”
So don’t get your skis or boards ready just yet, but we could be a couple of weeks away from lift-serviced skiing.
What ski resort do you think will be the first to open during the 2023-24 season?
Image/Video Credits: Arapahoe Basin