Ski season off to a warm start

9NEWS at 5 p.m. 10/22/16.

SUMMIT COUNTY - Powderheads might be grabbing their skis and snowboards with the opening of Arapahoe Basin, but warm weather in the mountains is helping to keep the summer sports going a little longer.

Saturday is the second day of A-Basin’s winter season, even though it feels a lot more like spring with weekend temperatures in the 60s.

It’s so warm on Lake Dillon that Joanne Stolen with the Frisco Rowing Club says their season is still afloat.

Normally by this time of year they have put their shells up for the season, but warm weather has kept rowers on the water longer and even in short sleeve shirts.

“I work for the Nordic Center -- they were trying to make snow and it’s been too warm but its beautiful rowing weather,” Stolen said. 

The warmer weather is expected to stick around this week with temperatures in the 50s for much of the High Country.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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