After the worst ski season in recent memory, the ski resorts are eager to kick this season off. This year A-Basin wins the race to open first. The lifts started taking skiiers and snowboarders up the mountain at 9:00 this morinng. They have been working hard for the past 10 days to get one run ready for the riders. The freezing temperatures have helped snow makers use a combinination of high pressure water and air to get the snow started. Every resort spend hundreds of thousands of dollars this summer purchasing new snow making equipment and grooming the hills. Steamboat will open in mid November followed by Vail on 11/16 and Telluride on 11/22. Let’s hope El Nino shows up this winter!