The past 24 hours have delivered a beautiful preview of winter along the I-70 mountain corridor, with cold temperatures and abundant natural snowfall. It's looking (and feeling) more like mid-December compared to mid-October. Daily forecasts begin on Monday, November 1st. Until then, stay tuned to our 10-day forecasts on OpenSnow and get ready for another great season!
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Greetings Snow Lovers!
The past 24 hours have delivered a beautiful preview of winter along the I-70 mountain corridor, with cold temperatures and abundant natural snowfall. Just look at the scene from the Black Mountain Lodge at A-Basin...
Along with the snow stake cam at Loveland...
It's looking (and feeling) more like mid-December compared to mid-October!
Below are the projected 21/22 opening dates for every ski resort along I-70. We also have dedicated opening day lists for Colorado, California, Utah, and other Notable Ski Resorts across North America. All dates are subject to change.
Arapahoe Basin: October 17, 2021
Beaver Creek: November 24, 2021
Breckenridge: November 12, 2021
Copper Mountain: November 22, 2021
Keystone: Late-October 2021
Loveland: Late-October 2021
Vail: November 12, 2021
Winter Park: November 17, 2021
The October sun angle is still relatively strong so this should help to clear the roads and improve travel conditions during the daylight hours. Heavy snowfall can still cause slick, slushy, and snow-packed road conditions so please remember to always check CDOT for the latest travel updates.
When a "Code 15" of the Chain Law is in effect, all vehicles must have one of the following in order to proceed:
1) Snow tires with a minimum of 3/16” of tread; or
2) All-weather tires with a mud and snow (M/S) mark with 3/16” of tread; or
3) Four-wheel drive with 3/16” of tread; or
4) Traction devices (chains, auto-sock, etc.) for two-wheel-drive tires.
I can't recommend snow tires enough. It's not only for your own safety and peace of mind but for the other travelers around you. Just look at the graphic below...
When it comes to snow or ice on the road, snow tires are safer because they provide better traction in winter conditions. Consider investing in safety by having a set of winter-appropriate tires.
I will begin writing daily forecasts on Monday, November 1st. Until then, stay tuned to our 10-day forecasts on OpenSnow and get ready for another great season!
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