Loveland the first Colorado ski resort to open
October 24, 2010
GEORGETOWN, Colo. – Loveland Ski Area has become is the first ski resort in Colorado to open, just as forecasters say a major storm could bring up 8 inches of new snow to parts of the state.
Loveland spokesman John Sellers says one run opened at 9 a.m. on Sunday with an 18-inch base. He says the resort got 8 inches of natural snow in the past 48 hours to boost manufactured snow.
The National Weather Service says a potent storm bringing wintry weather is expected to cross eastern Utah and western Colorado Sunday night and Monday, followed by a cold front.
Forecasters say wind gusts could reach 50 mph on higher mountain passes.