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Wolf Creek First to Open - Opening day

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Puck it said it first in another thread but .....
 
It was the first in the nation.
 
At 11 pm on Friday my wife suggested we go for it and hit Wolf Creek. I did not want to mention it earlier as not to seem selfish but she did and it was all good. So, my wife and I made the 3 hour 45 minute trek to Wolf Creek to ski for about 5 hours and then drove back home. It was well worth the trip. This had to be the best first in the nation opening day ever.
 
As mentioned three lifts open but here is the kicker, nothing roped off. If you can get to it then ski it. Arriving at 9:30, powder was good when we first got there but chopped up in the best spots. Steeper runs formed nice powder bumps and trees remained soft throughout the day. It got to about 38 and the Colorado sun was making the remaining powder rather heavy. So tracked out areas and groomers became the focus. There were groomed runs all over but also a lot of ungroomed but tracked stuff that was fun.
 
Loved an opening day with no lift lines, no WROD and wide open skiing.
 
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1 hour ago, dblskifanatic said:

 
 
Puck it said it first in another thread but .....
 
It was the first in the nation.
 
At 11 pm on Friday my wife suggested we go for it and hit Wolf Creek. I did not want to mention it earlier as not to seem selfish but she did and it was all good. So, my wife and I made the 3 hour 45 minute trek to Wolf Creek to ski for about 5 hours and then drove back home. It was well worth the trip. This had to be the best first in the nation opening day ever.
 
As mentioned three lifts open but here is the kicker, nothing roped off. If you can get to it then ski it. Arriving at 9:30, powder was good when we first got there but chopped up in the best spots. Steeper runs formed nice powder bumps and trees remained soft throughout the day. It got to about 38 and the Colorado sun was making the remaining powder rather heavy. So tracked out areas and groomers became the focus. There were groomed runs all over but also a lot of ungroomed but tracked stuff that was fun.
 
Loved an opening day with no lift lines, no WROD and wide open skiing.
 
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Wow Very Nice Opening Day !! Glad you were able to go get it !!! Sure beats East Coast opening days !!

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Beats Abasin's opening days as well.
Sure did! I never had a first day like it. Legs were not ready for it but that's ok.

I guess if you wait until late November or December for a first day then that might compare. But never in October or even early November.

A Basin and Loveland will be open soon with a couple trails and that's it.

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