“We started making snow, boy, just over a week ago Oct. 21 and with the cold temperatures and the natural snowfall we’ve been able to get a great base layer down on our run,” he said.
Hierholzer acknowledges they won’t be beating out their rival, Loveland Ski Area, on the other side of the Continental Divide, since both are opening today, unlike 2014, when A-Basin opened first.
“We usually open between mid and late October. So we are pretty much on track,” he said.
And here's when other ski areas are scheduled to open according to Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country USA (subject to change, of course):
Wolf Creek, Keystone
Copper Mountain, Breckenridge
Crested Butte, Steamboat, Beaver Creek
Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, Telluride
Monarch, Howelsen, Purgatory
Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Ski Cooper
Ski Granby Ranch, Powderhorn