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.
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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.