LOVELAND - Temperatures are rising again around Denver but in the high country, believe it or not, ski areas like Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are talking snow and should start making snow in a matter of weeks.
At A-Basin crews are working fast to finish construction projects and summer work before the ski area opens, which usually happens in mid-October. Already, the snowguns have been brought out and will soon be put into position because crews will likely start making snow in a matter of weeks as they work to try and be the first ski area in the country to open for the upcoming ski season.
"We're starting to see a real chill in the air when we arrive in the morning, so snowmaking is only weeks away," Leigh Hierholzer, with A-Basin, said. "Once we start making snow, it will only be a few weeks until we open."
If A-Basin is thinking of making snow, that means that Loveland they are as well. The two typically race to see which ski area will be the first to open. A-Basin has won that race the last two years.
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