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.
Rocky Mountain Skiing
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.
I look back up at the summit ridge. What a fantastic scene – deep blue sky, a jagged ridgeline and a white ribbon of snow descending from a majestic summit.
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.
This year, Colorado was blessed with an unusually high amount of spring snow that extended ski season beyond normal.