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While the rest of Coloradans are busy lamenting over the end of summer and grumbling about the nip in the air, we at Outpost Sunsport are rejoicing. After all, every falling leaf means we’re getting closer and closer to the opening day of Colorado’s best ski resorts. We’ve got the details on a few of our favorites:

Arapahoe Basin
Predicted Opening Date: Oct. 17
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 2 hours
Season Pass Cost:
Adult (ages 19+): $299
Youth (ages 15-18): $219
Child (ages 6-14): $159
Fun Fact: Arapahoe Basin’s run Pallavicini is one of the steepest and longest in Colorado.

Loveland Ski Area
Predicted Opening Date: Nov. 2
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 1 hour 45 minutes
Season Pass Cost:
Adult (ages 23-69): $389
Young Adult (ages 15-22): $279
Child (ages 6-14): $179
Seniors (ages 70+): $89
Fun Fact: The average snow fall at Loveland Ski Area is 422 inches.

Keystone
Predicted Opening Date: Nov. 6
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 2 hours
Season Pass Cost:
Adult: $309-$789
Teen: $399-$469
Child: $229-$409
Fun Fact: Dercum Mountain stands 11,640 feet tall.

Winter Park
Predicted Opening Date: Nov. 16
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 2 hours 15 minutes
Season Pass Cost:
Adult (ages 18-69): $429-$579
Teen (ages 13-17): $329-$439
Child (ages 6-12): $249-309
Child (ages 5 and under): $30
Senior (ages 70+): $329-$439
Fun Fact: Winter Park Resort is Colorado’s longest, continually-operated ski resort.

Steamboat Springs
Predicted Opening Date: Nov. 26
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 3 hours 30 minutes
Season Pass Cost:
Adult (ages 18-69): $1379
Teen (ages 13-17): $799
Child (ages 6-12): $559
Seniors (ages 70+): $709
Fun Fact: The Steamboat Springs mountain range includes Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge and Christie Peak

Aspen Snowmass
Predicted Opening Date: Nov. 26
Approx. Driving Time from Fort Collins: 4 hours 15 minutes
Season Pass Cost:
Adult (ages 25-64): $1749-2099
College (ages 18-24): $619
Teen (ages 13-17): $619
Child (ages 12 and under): $619
Seniors (ages 65-69): $1259-$1849
Silver (ages 70+): $459
Fun Fact: Aspen Snowmass has more than 150 miles of trails.

So get all your ski and snowboard gear in prime condition…your favorite resort’s opening day will be here before you know it!

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