Archive for the 'opening ski weekend' Category

Keystone and Copper Mountain: Opening Tomorrow!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Keystone and Copper Mountain Ski Resorts are Opening Tomorrow! It’s a November 1 opening, just as God intended. What better way to start November, ushering in the winter season? Copper Mountain has the “E” open as well: The Excelerator lift. Oh, and the Loot Lift looks interesting:

This might be the year I ski Keystone a bit too!

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort Opens December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Aspen Highlands Ski Resort will soon be opening. The official date is December 10, 2011. Now hit those slopes!

Copper Mountain Ski Resort 2011 Opening Day Approaches

Friday, October 14th, 2011

It’s just a few weeks until Copper Mountain opens. The official day is November 4, 2011. They usually are making snow in October, just to get the slopes ready. Copper Mountain is one of the best resorts to take new skiers. Most people look at where the challenge is, but I find it fun to get new people excited about skiing. Copper Mountain’s lumberjack lift has a plethora of slopes that help beginners relax and improve skills. The lift can take a while, but gives you a chance to check email, enjoy the scenery, or have a good conversation with your newfound ski buddies. Can’t wait!

Wolf Creek 2011 Opening: The first Colorado Ski Resort Opens for the season!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Does it feel like ski season yet? I recommend you ponder that slopeside, with a song in your heart and powder blowing upon your face. Yeah, I said powder. Apparently, Wolf Creek has received 36 inches of snow in the last 24 hours and they are opening for the weekend. They will be open 9am to 4pm with 3 out of 5 lifts operating. Powder is specifically mentioned in this article over at Lift tickets are $33/adult, $19/children & seniors.

I won’t make it over there this weekend, so I sure hope you’ll go. And please collect a little baggie of snow for my collection!

For an excellent list of other ski resort openings, see the list over at Colorado Ski.

Snowmass 2010 opening day

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Snowmass has announced their opening day!

Ever giggled the whole way down? If you’ve never had the pleasure of skiing at Snowmass, you haven’t lived. It’s premium skiing – an experience you won’t forget. Come November 25, 2010 you can “giggle like a schoolgirl”*.

Check out Snowmass on opening day of the 2010-2011 season, November 25, 2010!

*My buddy Jason came up with that on gunners view.

Copper Mountain Opening Weekend 2010

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Copper Mountain has announced their opening weekend will be November 5 (Friday) through November 7 (Sunday). There is more information on their website. But because you are too lazy to click that link, and/or you want to get all of your ski opening weekend info directly from the Chicken, here it is copied and pasted for your perusal:

Fri Nov 5 – Sun Nov 7
Copper Mountain celebrates Lift Off presented by Sprint, the resort’s 6th annual opening weekend festival. Copper starts the season off right with ski & snowboard movies, demos, après parties and late night music. Past Lift Off music performances include Blackalicious, the Beatnuts and Rahzel from the Roots.
Schedule of Events

Friday, November 5th
1st Après Party of the season along with prizes & giveaways
Coors Tap the Rockies Party: Jack’s 4pm – 6pm
$2 Coors / Coors Light. Win a pair of Liberty Skis plus other great prizes!

Lift Off Movie Tour: Jack’s – 6:30pm
Poor Boyz Productions: Revolver
MSP’s: The Way I See It

Saturday, November 6
Lift Off Movie Tour: Woodward Barn – 6pm
Pirate Movie Production: Hooked
Red Bull: Off the Planet
Level 1: Eye Trip

Lift Off Concert featuring: Lyrics Born & MURS
Copper Conference Center Doors Open 8pm
Tickets $12 at the door or available now at Guest Services.

Sunday, November 7
Lift Off Movie Tour: Woodward Barn – 6:30pm
4 Real Media: DubReel
The new Special Blend, Forum and Foursquare video

Loveland Ski Resort is the first to open in North America

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Loveland opened today at 9am. They’ve been making snow since Spetember 21, but I’m sure they’ll get plenty more soon! The base on opening day will be 18 inches, which is pretty good. With 3 trails and more than a mile of ski-worthy terrain, it looks like a pretty exciting start to the season.

Copper Mountain opens November 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Copper Mountain opens in less than a Month! Many of the web searches we receive every year ask “When does copper Mountain open for the 2009 season?” Well, there’s your answer.

It looks like they have a big party weekend planned: Their opening weekend festival is called “Lift Off,” and includes a free movie tour and concert. they usually have some pretty great entertainment at these things, so I hope to see you there!

Opening Day at Copper Mountain 2007 – almost

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Well, I didn’t get up to copper until 2pm on Saturday. I missed opening day but made it for opening weekend, and it was sweet. The mountain was emptying out and the bars were filling up. Beginners were tuckered out, leaving the mountain much less terrifying for the rest of us. Not that I’m an expert by any means- I terrified my share of people up on ptarmigan, some of which I know will never be the same. Think about that. Never the same.

I spent 4 runs on the lowest trail they had open, Main Vein. They wrapped the trail around to the east a little this year before the final descent. It seemed much more mellow than the icy frightfest it has been in previous years.

I ended the day with a plate of jalapeno poppers and a pint of guinness at Endos’s cafe. The bar staff was much more responsive compared to the end of last season. Ski season burnout runs rampant at Copper and every other resort near the end of the season, so no hard feelings.

The place next door was horrible a few years ago. We had to wait 45 minutes to be served at the bar. Luckily, we got a table and got served some nachos and beer at a table. It’s much more efficient to serve bar food and drink at the bar, and save the tables for customers wanting a full meal, but that place wasn’t exactly a bastion of efficiency.

Excellent staff here at Endo’s, though -the bartender just offered me water in addition to my beer. She’s good seed.

Oh yeah, the snow. Not melty. The snow was pretty good. I heard it was a little more icy up top yesterday. Today, a light breeze kept a dusting of snow and prevented the snow from getting too melted, then iced up. Many left the slopes early, but I rode the mountain until every lift closed. Because If you don’t ride the mountain until every lift has closed, it’s just sad.

Copper Mountain Opening Day!

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

It is a beautiful day over at Copper Mountain, and I’ll be joining them for the opening day festivities later today. I was only able to ski the afternoon last year, but I found the mountain empties out. It is a much better experience having the mountain entirely to yourself, and hearing the music and fun at the base in the background.

In previous years, I tried to get up there early only to get tuckered out at 2pm like everyone else. Now I am going to arrive at noon or 1pm and ski my (chicken) heart out!