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Opening Day: You Have to Experience It at Least Once!

When it comes to a ski resort‘s opening day, it’s an event that can sometimes get mixed reviews. Some locals like to joke about the “White Ribbon of Death” — a single ski run of primarily man-made snow. There’s no denying the fact that opening days can be chaotic at times. Just take a look at the below picture taken at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s Opening Day on October 13. But you can bet there are plenty of locals in this picture!

October 13, 2013

Arapahoe Basin Opening Day

More than 3,000 people showed up at A-Basin to kick off the start of Colorado’s ski season. The lift lines were long, the ski run was crowded and the beer lines were long, too. But if you ask a majority of the people who participated in opening day, they will tell you it was totally worth it. Why? Because they really wanted to be there! Being outside in the sunshine with your friends on your skis or snowboard is an experience that can’t be beat. So what if you’re not a big fan of large crowds, but you still want to take advantage of opening day? You have options. You could always head to Loveland Ski Area, Keystone Ski Resort or Breckenridge Ski Resort for their opening day. They might not be the first resort in the nation to open, but you’re likely to get exactly what you are looking for – a great experience.

Loveland Ski Area Opening Day 2013

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day 2012

That’s why I encourage you to attend Breckenridge Ski Resort’s 52nd opening day this weekend. If you’re available and you want to have a lot of fun, then Breckenridge is where you need to be this Friday! Starbucks will be handing out free coffee mugs and coffee and Ski Hill Grill will be out and about sharing some of their Bavarian Cream Stuffed Nutella Eclairs. DJ DC will be on the hill spinning tunes from Red Bull’s MXT Trick and the Ski Hill Grill patio. The person wearing the zaniest costume or with the craziest dance moves gets to join in on the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of the new Peak 6 Ale. The first 150 pass holders to flash their pass at the Epic Pass Club tent will get a FREE pass holder Epic knit hat. Now why in the world would you want to miss out on all of that fun?

If you’re looking for a great place to stay the weekend, make sure you check out Summit Mountain Rentals’ website at They’ll have lots of great lodging deals available for this special weekend!