Ski season is getting closer and closer every day.
In some places in Colorado, people have already got their first powder days in. Silverton Mountain posted pictures of skiers and snowboarders getting face shots on Oct. 6 — it claims they’re the the first ski-area turns of Colorado’s 2015-2016 ski season.
Telluride, Keystone, Loveland and others resorts also posted photos of fresh snow on their mountains last week.
While no New Mexico ski area has claimed any snow yet, ski season is scheduled to begin here earlier than ever this year.
Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort has announced its projected opening as Nov. 14, which would be a day earlier than the record it set last year for New Mexico’s earliest opening ever.
“Between the improvements happening at each resort and a strong El Niño in the forecast, our teams are excited to kick off the ski season as quickly as possible,” James Coleman, managing partner of Sipapu and Pajarito, said.
Sipapu will be open that Saturday and Sunday, closed for a few days to make snow, then it will be open Nov. 21 through the Thanksgiving holiday. It will close for a few more days after that, and then begin daily operations Dec. 4.