It may only be early October but WINTER IS HERE again in Summit County! Start booking your flights and getting your winter gear organized. The snow is here on the peaks and in higher elevations and it is here to stay. I got my first few turns in for the season a few days ago and it was glorious. . . to say the least.
With -A Basin opening next weekend and snow already on the ground it is safe to say that winter is here to stay. After last years dismal winter and a very dry summer we are all ready for a good snow year. I’m sure all our future visitors are also ready for a good snow year.
SO take advantage of our Pre Season Sale and get some turns in before the masses start flocking toward the mountains. Our drivers are extremely friendly and can usually point you towards the right direction for some local fun. Don’t be afraid to get the inside scoop from us!
Local Tip: Use a shuttle service to get here. Renting a car in the mountains is not the glorified option that it may be at your typical beach get away. Driving from Denver to Summit is not an easy task in the winter and it only gets tougher once you are here. Plus, once you get up to Summit County there is free transportation ALL over the county. Check the Summit Stage out for all the details and routes.
Here is a list of our nearby resorts and tentative opening dates:
- A Basin- 10/20*
- Breckenridge- 11/10
- Copper- 11/16
- Keystone- 11/10
- Loveland- 10/20*
- Vail- 11/16
*opening this week
Local Tip: The snow is out there. If you can’t wait for the lifts then head up to Loveland Pass and enjoy some free riding at no cost. Just park at the top lot and walk toward either side of the road. Both sides offer riding down to Highway 6. Pick a line that gets you to the road. From here it’s easy. Stick your thumb out and get a free ride back up to the top. This is a known back country area so people passing by are more inclined to stop for good karma. WHAT YOU’LL NEED – Bring a rock board or skis (gear you don’t like) for the pre season riding and avalanche gear for your mid season riding. Avi gear is strongly recommended any time though!
Enjoy the fresh snow everyone! If you see us out there be sure to say hello 🙂 PS 9 more inches in the forecast tonight