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Ski Area Opening Dates

Arapahoe Basin October 19th
Beaver Creek November 17th
Breckenridge November 8th
Copper Mountain November 8th
Keystone November 7th
Loveland October 20th!
Ski Cooper December 7th
Vail November 14th

 Things to Know About Breckenridge

1. Newest Peak 8 Development will be Luxurious; Lionheart Capital, out of Miami, recently purchased a 4.1 acre parcel from Vail Resorts at the base of Peak 8 adjacent to One Ski Hill Place for the purposes of building a 150 room luxury hotel. The developer feels the upper end market has not been served in Breckenridge and the time is right to bring in that missing demographic. Final plans have not yet been approved but at this point Lionheart hopes to break ground in summer 2020. 

2. El Nino is over, what's next?: Everyone wants to know how much snow we are going to get next winter. Some use the Farmers Almanac, some listen to the official weather services. The warmer than average water temperatures in the eastern Pacific that are labeled El Nino and brought us record snowfalls last season have given way to normal temperatures labeled La Nada. The latest prediction from the NWS says a 30-40% chance of higher than average temperatures and 30-40% chance of higher than average snowfall. Who knows?

3. Forest Bathing, the latest trend?; In a nice contrast to the current craze of flying through the forest on expensive bikes or ATV's something old has become new. Supposedly originating in the '80's in Japan where it's called Shinrin-yoku, the idea is to go slowly and soak up the surroundings. Becoming fully aware and immersed in the sights, sounds smells and textures of the natural world is purported to have both healing and preventative health benefits. The best part is you can do it anywhere there is nature. If you can't get to a forest a park or even your backyard works just fine. Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

Call me now if you want suggestions on how to best utalize your winter ski time.