Colorado ski lifts are running today! Both Arapahoe Basin (which opened for the season on 10/17) and Loveland are open for skiing and riding on 18″ of machine made snow. The race to host Opening Day is one of the highlights of the ski season, a title often held by Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin or Loveland Ski Area. Both resorts are perched atop the Continental Divide, giving them higher elevations, earlier frosts, and colder temperatures. This also allows them to stay open long into the spring. A-Basin and Loveland are part of the 2014/15 Colorado Gems Card program together with Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Loveland Ski Area, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn Resort, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, and Sunlight Mountain Resort. The Gems Card, which costs just $20, features two-for-one lift tickets and exclusive Flash Deal promotions. Each Gems Card is good for one use per Gems resort, per season, and only a limited number of Gems Cards are available for sale.
The Colorado Gems program is presented by Icelantic Skis; a Colorado-based ski manufacturer that brings art, adventure, creativity, passion, and innovation to their handmade skis.