October 7 2009, 9:54 AM
Though temperatures in Denver might soar above 70 degrees today, ski season officially began at 9 a.m. That's when Chair 1 started its ascent at Loveland Ski Area, which has once again won the annual race to be the first resort to open in North America, reports 9News. While there's already been plenty of snow in the high country, Loveland cheated a bit, working its snow-making equipment hard since September 21 to give the area its earliest opening day in 40 years, according to the Denver Business Journal. Lift tickets are selling for $44. Arapahoe Basin, meanwhile, will open on Friday---the earliest opening day in that resort's history.