Second Colorado ski resort, Loveland Ski Area, opened Thursday

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. - A second ski area in Colorado -- Loveland Ski Area -- opened Thursday.

The ski area opened the trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run, creating one top-to-bottom run that's just over a mile long and nearly 1,000 vertical feet. 

"Our snowmaking crew has done a tremendous job getting the mountain ready for Opening Day," said Rob Goodell, director of business operations. "The snow guns are still firing and there is more snow in the forecast, so the first turns of the season are going to be exceptional."

Loveland Ski Area will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekends and designated holidays.  Early season lift tickets are $49 for adults and $25 for children 6-14. 

Arapahoe Basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open this season. It opened one run on Sunday.

Wolf Creek Ski Area, in Southern Colorado, will be open this weekend with an all-natural base depth of 22 inches.  Several runs will be groomed for beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders. Hike-to terrain will be open to Alberta Peak and Step Bowl.