It's official - the race to be the first mountain open in the U.S. has begun! Around midnight Wednesday, Colorado's Loveland Ski Area
began making snow. Traditionally one of the first resorts in the U.S. to open each season, Loveland Snowmaking and Trail Manager Eric Johnstone said, "It has been cold up in the high country, but it didnít look like we would get the temperatures necessary to start making snow until later in the week. We had all our guns placed on the hill and our crew was on standby so we were ready to go when the temperatures dipped last night." Current snowmaking operations are focusing on the trails Catwalk, Mambo and Homerun for Opening Day 2008. These trails form a top to bottom run of 1,000 vertical feet.
Daily updates and photos can be viewed by visiting Loveland's Snowmaking website.
For the latest snowmaking updates and resort conditions across the U.S., check out our Snow Reports and Current Conditions page.