Highs this afternoon have only managed the teens and 20s... The biggest concern for this evening will be frigid temperatures. Temperatures will fall through the teens and single digits tonight. Cold conditions persist into Sunday with areas of snow in the afternoon and evening. Head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
This season's ski competition has begun -- the competition to be the first resort to open. The Loveland ski area is usually the first or second in the state to open. But Arapahoe Basin -- the last to close many years-- is battling to be the first to open this year.
A-Basin's altitude of more than 13-thousand feet helps it stay open until the Fourth of July many years. The ski area hopes to open by mid-October this year. A dusting of snow in the mountains has whetted skiers' appetites.
Loveland has a target opening date of October 16th. Keystone and Breckenridge backed off the race to open in October last year -- deciding to save snowmaking money and water and open later with a better snowpack.