Ski Season

Skiers and snowboraders take note:

Several of the state's ski resorts are in a mad dash to open first for this year's ski season.

Smaller resorts like Loveland, Keystone, and Copper Mountain are usually the first to open their slopes.

So far, Arapahoe Basin says they should beat out Loveland which is slated to open October 16th.

Colorado Ski Country U.S.A. says there's a good reason for the rush.

The resort that opens first gets national exposure.

And that kind of publicity is very important to smaller resorts.