The Loveland/Keystone race to open first has become an annual rite of autumn in Colorado, bestowing “first-to-open” bragging rights to the ski area that can make the most snow the quickest.
People who live in the Rocky Mountains are blessed with frequently excellent snow conditions and a variety of terrain, including tracks, trails, backcountry roads and sparsely timbered telemark slopes.
Seven-hundred-feet tall and covering over 54 square miles, the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado are one of the truly bizarre sights of the American West.<
But as Sedona becomes more and more attractive a destination, the citizens are faced with a challenge: To retain its charm and natural beauty without sacrificing its soul to tourism and development. That is, if it’s not too late.
The early snows could help make 1995 one of the longest ski years in recent memory, as heavy spring snows extended the 1994-95 season late into May, June and July.