Ideal snowmaking conditions prompt more terrain openings |

Ideal snowmaking conditions prompt more terrain openings

LARISA GRAHAMsummit daily newsSummit County, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily/David Gidley

SUMMIT COUNTY – As winter storms continue to roll through Colorado, local resorts are getting closer to being completely open.Last week’s storm prompted huge openings, such as Breckenridge’s Peak 8 and Keystone’s North Peak and Outback terrain. With more snow in the forecast and colder temperatures, conditions are ideal for snowmaking. Breckenridge Ski Resort opened Independence SuperChair and the terrain on lower Peak 7 Friday. On Saturday skiers and riders will be able to access Peak 10 terrain on the Falcon SuperChair, bringing the resort’s total open terrain to more than 1,700 acres.Arapahoe Basin opened the Pallavicini chair Friday with access to South Chute, Slalom Slope, North Chute, Powder Keg, Grizzly Road, Scudder, Challenger and Radical. The advanced terrain directly under pali chair will not be open. Copper Mountain opened Resolution lift and Union Creek on Friday bringing their total open terrain to more than 800 acres and 79 trails.Keystone Ski Resort continues to open more terrain on North Peak and the Outback, including the A51 Terrain Park which opened Friday. Today the resort brought their total open runs to 103 and 2,761 skiable acres.Loveland Ski Area took the time between snowstorms to get more of their advanced terrain open. Loveland has opened Chair 4 and several expert runs accessed by Chair 1, including: Cat’s Meow, Tiger’s Tail, Holy Cat, and Busy Gully. This will boost their total open terrain to more than 50 percent, not including the Ridge.For up-to-date terrain openings, photos, videos and links to all your local ski resort websites, visit Ski Resort Central at

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