Thanks to cold temperatures and new snow, Loveland Ski Area plans to open today.
The trails Catwalk, Mambo and Home Run will be open Thursday, 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 on run on Sunday.