Good news skiers. Arapahoe Basin is making snow.
The ski area switched on its snowmaking machines today, a day after a wintry storm dumped nearly 17 inches of snow in some parts of the high country.
Arapahoe Basin is Colorado's highest ski resort at 13-thousand-50 feet above sea level at its high point.
It plans to open in late October in a competition with Loveland ski area to be the first in Colorado to start skiing.
Loveland spokesman Kevin Wright says the area hopes to begin making snow this week.
Heavy, wet snow, began falling yesterday. The National Weather Service reported 16-and-a-half inches of snow fell northeast of Steamboat Springs while a foot was reported on nearby Rabbit Ears Pass.